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Study: Eating Trans Fat Could Be Bad For Your Memory

While you’re munching on sticks of margarine and snorfing down packaged snacks, is there a nagging feeling tugging at your brain? Like there’s something you have to remember but… It’s gone, and one group of researchers says it’s that consumption of trans fats that can do some damage to your memory. [More]

Long John Silver’s Says Its Entire Menu Is Now Free Of Trans Fat

Long John Silver’s Says Its Entire Menu Is Now Free Of Trans Fat

About six months after being publicly shamed for offering the “Worst Restaurant Meal In America,” loaded with more than two weeks’ worth of trans fat, the Long John Silver’s seafood chain has declared that it has eliminated all trans fat from its menu. [More]

FDA Working On A Plan To Completely Remove Trans Fat  From Our Food Supply

FDA Working On A Plan To Completely Remove Trans Fat From Our Food Supply

While some restaurants proudly tout the lack of artificial trans fat in their menu items and grocery store aisles are peppered with items labeled trans fat free, if the Food and Drug Administration has its way, no one will have trans fat in any food. The FDA has apparently had it up to here with the stuff, and is starting a process that will take trans fat out of our entire food supply. [More]

Church’s Chicken Criticized For Continued Use Of Trans Fat Oils

Church’s Chicken Criticized For Continued Use Of Trans Fat Oils

While fast food will likely never be mistaken as healthy eats, most fast food chains, including McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, and most recently Long John Silver’s, have realized that using oils containing trans fats, which increase your bad cholesterol and lower your good cholesterol, is probably a bad idea. But not every major chain is stepping out of the fast food stone age. [More]

Long John Silver’s To Step Out Of Fast Food Stone Age, Stop Cooking Everything In Trans Fat

Long John Silver's, where just about everything on the menu has that same golden-brown color.

Earlier this summer, Long John Silver’s — which a number of readers were surprised to learned still exists — was upside the head with a huge cod when its Big Catch meal, complete with two weeks’ worth of trans fats, was dubbed the Worst Restaurant Meal In America. Today, the chain announced it has decided to follow in the footsteps of others in the fast food industry and only use cooking oil that doesn’t contain trans fats. [More]

White Castle, Bob Evans, Long John Silver’s Still Use Trans Fats

White Castle, Bob Evans, Long John Silver’s Still Use Trans Fats

The always entertaining Center For Science in the Public Interest is attacking White Castle, Bob Evans, and Long John Silver’s for still using trans fats in their foods when other chains have eliminated it. [More]

IHOP To Abandon Trans-Fats By Year End

IHOP To Abandon Trans-Fats By Year End

IHOP has announced that they will be going trans-fat free by the end of the year. The chain said they’ve found a replacement oil that tastes the same as the old heart-killing trans-fat oil.

Dunkin' Donuts To Eliminate Most Trans Fat By October 15

Dunkin' Donuts To Eliminate Most Trans Fat By October 15

Dunkin’ Donuts will announce tomorrow that over 50 menu items, including donuts, will become virtually trans fat free by October 15. The donut maker is relying on a reformulated cooking oil made from palm, soybean, and cottonseed oils. Over 400 locations secretly tested the new formula over the past four months, and according to Dunkin’, “we got no negative consumer feedback, and we sold 50 million doughnuts in that time.” The CSPI reacted favorably to the news, saying:

“It’s good news that they’re dropping most, if not quite all, trans fat,” said Jeff Cronin, spokesman for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based nonprofit. “If Dunkin’ Donuts can do that, anyone can.”