Starbucks to remove artificial trans fats

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SEATTLE — Starbucks Coffee Co. said it is eliminating artificial trans fats in all food and beverages sold in stores in the continental U.S., Alaska and Canada by the end of 2007.

"No longer using artificial trans fats in products sold in our stores allows us to take out ingredients like partially hydrogenated oils that have no health benefit, while retaining high quality and great tasting natural ingredients," said Denny Marie Post, senior vice president of global food and beverage for Starbucks.

"Customers will always have a wide variety of choices at Starbucks to fit their needs and what they desire. While some products will have small amounts of naturally occurring trans fats from quality ingredients like butter, every choice will be free of artificial trans fat ingredients."

The chain is also working to eliminate artificial trans fats at stores outside of North America.

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