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KFC “fouls” chicken

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Kentucky Fried Chicken should be prohibited from using partially hydrogenated oil in its food preparation process, or at least be required to post signs in its stores notifying consumers that many of its menu offerings contain high levels of trans fat, according to a class action lawsuit filed June 13 in Washington, D.C. Superior Court by D.C.-based Heideman Nudelman & Kalik on behalf of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. FDA's trans fat labeling requirement issued in 2003 has encouraged many manufacturers to make the transition to healthier cooking oils, but "restaurants have been much slower to act," CSPI explains. "This lawsuit is meant to serve as wake-up call to the food industry that changes must be made to protect the consumer from known dangers to his or her health," Senior Counsel Richard Heideman states...
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