Burger King plans to phase out trans fat in all U.S. restaurants by 2008. Reuters reports:
The announcement comes nearly two months after nutrition advocacy group the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) sued Burger King over the company's use of oil containing trans fats, saying it was the only leading restaurant chain that had not yet committed to eliminating trans fats from its menu.I guess there’s no hurry—not while there’s still money to be made!
At the time, Burger King said it was committed to switching to a healthier oil but that that a timeline for the move would depend on which oil the company decided to use.
On Friday, the Miami-based company said two trans fat-free oil blends have passed its criteria. If adequate supply of the oils becomes available, the U.S. roll-out could be completed sooner than the 2008 target, Burger King added.