McDonald's Makes Fries Trans-Fat Free

The world's largest fast-food chain said Thursday that it had switched to a trans-fat-free cooking oil in all its U.S. and Canadian restaurants. McDonald's chief executive said french fries, hash browns and other fried foods are now cooked in a blend of canola, corn and soybean oil.

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The world's largest fastest food chain has announced that it has switched to non-trans-fat cooking oil in all its U.S. and Canadian restaurants. McDonald's chief executive said French fries, hash browns and other friend foods are now cooked in a blend of Canola, corn and soybean oil. Trans-fats are believed to increase the risk of heart disease and restaurant chains are under pressure to switch to different oil. McDonald's has been slower than others, partly out of a concern over taste.

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