Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Starbucks Eliminates Trans Fats

Starbucks will be working diligently in 2007 to update its food items in order to comply with a ban in New York City which will eliminate trans fats in restaurants and eateries. Also, it hopes to cut trans fats from the rest of its U.S. and Canadian stores by the end of the year, spokesman Brandon Borrman said. "Our focus has always been on providing our customers with healthy and nutritious food options," he said. Borrman said Starbucks' move was not prompted by the New York ban. "This is something we've been working on, on our own, for a couple of years now," he said.

The New York City ban to cut trans fat from food items sold is also affecting other restaurant businesses. In fact, Wendy's and Taco Bell plan to go trans fat free as well. McDonald's is experimenting with with healthier oil blends for its french fries and vowed to be ready for the New York City ban, which takes effect on July 1, 2007.

Starbucks to drop trans fats from items - Yahoo

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