I’ve been seeing some version of this story (not necessarily involving Wendy’s) for years now and I really wish it would just come true someday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wendy's International Inc. said Thursday it will begin frying french fries and breaded chicken items with non-hydrogenated oil, continuing a shift to offer healthier menu choices.August. OK, we’ll see.
The country's third-largest burger chain said the blend of corn and soy oil has zero grams of artery-clogging trans fat per serving and will cut trans fat in those menu items by 95 percent. Wendy's will begin using the oil in its 6,300 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada in August.
I’ve long thought the FDA or some regulatory agency should just ban trans fats. I don’t know how practical that is; I’m sure it would have to be phased out over a long period of time. But really, aren’t there good alternatives to trans fats? And nothing good comes from ingesting the crap. Let’s just do away with it –get it out of the food supply- and move on.