McDonald's transitioning to trans fat-free oil
May 25, 2007
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
OAK BROOK, Ill. – McDonald’s Corp. announced the company will use trans fatty acid-free cooking oils at all of its U.S. restaurants within the next year as part of an initiative to add more healthy items to menus. The reformulated oil already is being used in about 3,500 McDonald’s restaurants, company officials say.
"We found the solution," said Walt Riker, vice-president of McDonald’s corporate communications in an e-mail to Food Business News. "We've developed a blend of oils that delivers a seamless transition for our customers," and, based on customer feedback in test markets, taste is not affected.
"We are phasing it in," he said. "We expect the process to be complete in a year, subject to a dependable crop supply."