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KFC removes trans fats f rom food by April 2007
By Margaret Damghani
Partially hydrogenated oil is also known as vegetable shortening and is the main source of trans fats.
The American Heart Association recommends that trans fat intake should not exceed 1 percent of the total number of calories in a day. This translates to about two or two and a half grams per day.
Papa Bills’ uses peanut oil, which has no trans fat, to fry food and Subway’s sandwiches have no trans fats.
Sodexho, the company that supplies the food for the cafeteria, went trans fat free last January, according to their website.
McDonald’s promised to stop using partially hydrogenated oils in 2002 but did not and paid out $8.5 million after a lawsuit, according to Reuters.
The restaurants in Pembroke that use partially hydrogenated oil and/or contain trans fats in their food items:
At Taco Bell, the Baja Gordita had no trans fats while other items had three grams or more.