Fast-food giant Taco Bell stated Thursday that they will be cutting trans fat from their cooking oils in its US restaurants.Â The company currently usesÂ trans fat oils to fryÂ its nachos, taco salad shells, potatoes, chalupa shells & other items.Â
According to Warren Widicus, a Taco Bell food innovation officer, the Mexican-style restaurant has been working on cutting trans fat for a while now.
“This is something we’ve been working on for over two years.”
Widicus mentioned that the new cooking oil change would mean that 15 total Taco Bell items would not contain the artery-clogging trans fat.Â By April 2007, the company will transfer 5,000 of its quick-service restaurants from using partially hydrogenated soybean oil to a trans fat-free canola oil by April.Â As of right now, 100 Taco Bell’s have already made the change.
Well, I have to say, that I’m impressed with the fast-food nation these days.Â We’re striving to provide a better quality & healthier product to the masses, and that action deserves a pat on the back, Taco Bell!