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Dunkin' Donuts Dumping Most Trans Fats

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posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 01:47 PM
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BOSTON -- Dunkin' Donuts, the food-on-the-go chain whose name celebrates a treat that's symbolic of unhealthy eating, is trying to refresh its image by largely eliminating trans fat across its menu.

Dunkin' planned to announce Monday that it has developed an alternative cooking oil and reformulated more than 50 menu items _ doughnuts included. The Canton, Mass.-based chain says its menu will be "zero grams trans fat" by Oct. 15 across its 5,400 U.S. restaurants in 34 states.

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This is good news and good business sense. Trans fats have been banned in many cities, including NYC. I love Dunkins!




posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 02:07 PM
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Don't be so quick to trust any of the fast food restaurants (or food companies). They have ways of manipulating their claims to avoid exposing what's really in their foods. The FDA created a loophole that allows the food industry to manipulate the serving sizes in order to hide the harmful ingredients.



Food companies have also figured out how to manipulate the serving size of foods in order to make it appear that their products are devoid of harmful ingredients like trans fatty acids. The FDA, you see, created a loophole for reporting trans fatty acids on the label: Any food containing 0.5 grams or less of trans fatty acids per serving is allowed to claim ZERO trans fats on the label. That's FDA logic for you, where 0.5 = 0. But fuzzy math isn't the only game played by the FDA to protect the commercial interests of the industry is claims to regulate.

Exploiting this 0.5 gram loophole, companies arbitrarily reduce the serving sizes of their foods to ridiculous levels -- just enough to bring the trans fats down to 0.5 grams per serving. Then they loudly proclaim on the front of the box, "ZERO Trans Fats!" In reality, the product may be loaded with trans fats (found in hydrogenated oils), but the serving size has been reduced to a weight that might only be appropriate for feeding a ground squirrel, not a human being.


Source: How food manufacturers trick consumers with deceptive ingredients lists

It's much safer to eat fresh organic foods and NO processed foods.



posted on Aug, 27 2007 @ 06:00 PM
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I think that is a smart step. But they are still donuts, trans fats or not, eat with moderation.



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