The New York Daily News reports that all 6,300 of the firm’s European locations will switch over to canola or sunflower oil by mid-2008.
This comes on the heels of a proposed ban on trans fats in New York City, and the surprisingly enlightened dumping of trans fats by KFC after a secret trial switch proved that customers can’t tell the difference.
In defense of McDonald’s: Any change to the subtle taste of a Big Mac or the restaurant’s distinctive Chicken McNuggets would likely touch off an explosion of civil unrest that would kill far more Americans than a trans-fat switch could possibly save.
Carry on, McDonald’s. Carry on!