McDonald's Pays $8.5 Million Over Failure to Cut Trans Fats

McDonald's has reached an agreement to further notify its customers about the status of its "ongoing initiative" to reduce TFAs in its cooking oil, according to a statement released in early February. McDonald's will also donate $7 million to the American Heart Assn. to help with that organization's educational efforts.

"McDonald's has been successful in reducing TFA levels in our Chicken McNuggets, Crispy Chicken Sandwich and McChicken Sandwich," the statement pointed out. "Meanwhile, TFA information is available to McDonald's customers in our restaurants and on our McDonald’s website."

McDonald's statement stressed, "It is important to note, McDonald's continues to work hard on our initiative to reduce TFAs in our cooking oil."

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