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Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

I regularly dine out and am happy to share my restaurant experiences, and views on food, with you.

Friday, June 16, 2006

KFC Trans Fat Issue

KFC Trans Fat Issue

It is reported in the US that The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is suing KFC, on the basis that the fried chicken and fries that KFC serves are cooked in oil containing trans fats. These trans fats are deemed to to more unhealthy than other forms of fat.

In the lawsuit, CSPI asked a Kentucky judge to order KFC to use other types of cooking oils and to make sure that the customers know how much trans fats KFC's food contains. CSPI allege that trans fats, vegetable oils that have been altered to be firm at room temperature, increase the risk of heart disease.

KFC have stated that they will fight the lawsuit, and that they are committed to maintaining "KFC's unique taste and flavour."

I would say that like any other food, if you eat too much it is bound to be unhealthy. However, I enjoy the occasional box of chicken and fries and doubt that once in a while it will kill you.

Common sense should be applied.

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