Business Week has an interesting article about all the R&D that went into Trans Fat Free KFC.
- Hasselo (chief food-innovation officer at KFC ) figures his 62-employee team has tested two dozen oils that do not contain trans fats, or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. They’ve also spent a third of every work week on the effort over 2
years. Even so, they are still working on a substitute in KFC’s biscuits and other baked goods. “Every oil interacts differently with every food,” Dedrick notes. “To get everything right is not easy.”
Very cool stuff. —MEGHANN MARCO
How KFC Went Trans-Fat Free [Business Week]
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