…And why the free market is already removing this “toxic” substance from your diet:
Wendy’s International has reduced trans fats by switching to a different cooking oil, while McDonald’s has been trying since 2002 to reduce trans fats in its french fries.
The Dunkin’ Donuts chain in 2004 started removing trans fats from its bagels, muffins, and cookies and is researching alternative ways to make the poster child of trans fats – doughnuts – healthier while still satisfying customers.
“We’ve served million of servings, and customers cannot tell the difference in taste,” said Bob Bertini, a spokesperson for Wendy’s. “It was cost-neutral to us – using the new oil costs no more than the old oil.”
But, don’t worry, if you really want to clog your arteries with no upside, they’ll still be available, at least for the moment.