June 14, 2006

Everybody KFC Tonight

Ok - the stupid Center for Science in the Public Interest has would like to remind you that the idea that personal responsibility need not be an important tenet in 2006 and beyond.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) -- A doctor and a consumer group have sued KFC in an effort to stop the chicken chain from cooking with high-fat partially hydrogenated oil.

Dr. Arthur Hoyte, a retired physician from Rockville, Maryland, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, want a judge to order Kentucky Fried Chicken to use other types of cooking oils.

As an alternative, the suit says, they want to make sure customers are informed about trans fat content immediately before they make a purchase.

KFC spokeswoman Laurie Schalow called the lawsuit frivolous and said the company will fight it in court. Schalow said KFC is looking at using other types of oil for cooking, but it is committed to maintaining "KFC's unique taste and flavor."

KFC provides nutrition and fat information to consumers online and in restaurants, Schalow said.

"We have for a very long time," she said.
So, what - tattoo the chicken with edible ink with its nutrition contents? I have often looked up the KFC info to help determine how much I can eat because occasionally I really do have a craving for the stuff. So after reading this, I told Brian, "chicken tonight." This really has little to do with the five years I worked there and a lot to do with the frivolity of the lawsuit.

Judge for yourself - visit the nutrition portion of the website.


Posted by hln at June 14, 2006 06:52 AM | Health/Fitness/Nutrition | TrackBack

I agree but I'm glad to see that you are posting again.

Posted by: Mike at June 14, 2006 07:43 AM

Good to see you back, Heather. I thought that the blank screen indicated maternity blog leave.

Posted by: physics geek at June 16, 2006 11:24 AM

"Center for Science in the Public Interest"

Whenever I read about some insane food scare, I *know* the letters CSPI will turn up somewhere in the article.

Posted by: Harvey at June 21, 2006 09:30 AM
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