CKE Restaurants cutting trans fat

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CARPINTERIA, CALIF. — CKE Restaurants Inc.’s Carl’s Jr. and Hardees’s restaurants will switch to a zero trans fat cooking oil by January 2008.

"We have evaluated many zero trans fat cooking oil alternatives in an effort to offer our guests the ideal option from a health and nutrition standpoint while, at the same time, not adversely effecting the taste and flavor," said Andrew F. Puzder, president and chief executive officer.

The new oil that was chosen — a zero trans fat, 100% canola oil — has the lowest levels of saturated fat among new zero trans fat alternatives. In addition, it has a high level of omega-9 monounsaturated fat, the company said.

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