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Arby's Nixes Trans Fat

Sorry fans of trans fat, another one bites the dust. Arby’s Restaurant Group has announced plans to stop using trans fat for its French fries and other fried foods. Now I don’t think anyone reading this blog is gobbling up Arby’s, but, it’s still good to see more and more food suppliers on the bandwagon. Dorie Turner of the Associated Press reports:
By May 1, 75 percent of Arby's menu items will contain less than half a gram of trans fat, said CEO Roland Smith.

"Clearly our customers have told us that the elimination of trans fat is something they would like us to consider," he said.

He said Arby's restaurants will no longer use the hydrogenated oils that contain trans fat and the chain's food suppliers will stop precooking its fries in oil with trans fat.
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