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Offline Cliff

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KFC Sued for fatty foods
« on: June 14, 2006, 01:59:10 PM »
I'm not sure I understand the logic, since I can't imagine anyone could claim, (with a straight face), they thought fried chicken from KFC was healthy.  But if it gets fast food joints to change their menus, then maybe the ends justifies the means.
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- A retired Maryland physician is suing KFC over claims the oil the restaurant-chain fries its chicken and other menu items in is high in trans fat.  Arthur Hoyte of Rockville, Md., is the plaintiff in a suit filed in Superior Court of the District of Columbia Tuesday that wants KFC to either stop using partially hydrogenated oil or post signs that read 'KFC`s fried chicken and certain other foods contain trans fat, which promotes heart disease.'

KFC officials deny they do anything wrong and although KFC hasn`t broken a law with its recipe, the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal reports the plaintiffs think the chain should be straight-up with customers.

The suit claims KFC`s menu is abnormally higher in trans fat than other fast-food outlets and restaurants. Eighty percent of U.S. trans fat intake is from partially hydrogenated oil. Trans fats reduce healthy cholesterol and drastically raise harmful cholesterol which is attributed to 50,000 deaths a year.

If the plaintiffs win the suit it would only be binding on Washington-area KFC restaurants.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2006, 02:02:23 PM by Cliff »

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 02:03:44 PM »
The point here is that fast food chains can make their foods less dangerous by not using hydrogenated oils.  Using cheap hydrogenated oils comes at the expense of the consumer.  Unlike people suing McDonald's for being fat, I think there is some merit to this case.

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 02:45:10 PM »
These lawsuits just burn me up. We don't need a warning label on a chicken leg. A person of average intelligence knows that fried chicken, hamburgers, french fries, ice cream and candy bars are not health food.  Yes, eating these food all the time is bad for your health. But 1) we don't need the government to parent us, 2) these foods are perfectly fine when eaten in moderation, 3) these restaurants don't have a monopoly on the food we eat and shouldn't be forced to change their menu. If people don't want to eat fatty food they won't go to KFC or McDonald's, their profits will suffer and they will change their menus. These restaurants are just giving people what they want. Fastfood restaurants started selling salads not because someone forced them but because people wanted salads. If you go to fast food restaurants all the time and have a fat ass it's not the government's fault, it's not Burger King's fault, it's advertising's fault... it's your own damn fault.

I have a 30 inch waist, can bench press 300 lbs, can run 5 miles no problem and I eat what ever the hell I want... and I'm 40 years old and have AIDS. If I can do it than anyone else without a crippling physical disability can do it to.

The government will have to pry that KFC chicken leg out of my cold, dead hand! >:(

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006, 03:24:36 PM »
Hmmm, read the article a little closer. 

It's not about the amount of fat but the type of fat.  Hydrogenation of fat synthetically changes the chemical make up to where a body cannot breakdown lipids normally.  The hydrogenation of fat makes trans fats, which is what this food contains.  All these fast food places can make the same exact food by oils or fats that are not chemically altered, like coconut oil or palm oil.  This would greatly reduce the carcinogenic and lipid promoting properties of these foods while not changing calories or taste. 

Basically these places are frying their crap in a substance slightly less toxic than motor oil.  It doesn't matter who you are or how much you exercise, trans fats and synthetically altered foods will eventually kill you.  This lawsuit isn't' suggesting we take the foods off the market, rather fry this shit without transfats, so you can have our cake and eat it to.

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006, 03:30:27 PM »
actually, that's not entirely accurate.  mcdonald's began offer salads in a bid to get away from it's negative 'fatty' image.   It was more a PR spin in an effort to prevent further government regulation.  So now they can say, well, yes, our burgers and fries are artery clogging but we do offer salads :) 

Much like getting rid of the supersize options.   


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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 03:35:33 PM »
While I can see the merit in this case, no one is holding a gun to anyone's head at the drive-thru. It's all about how much you value your health when you pull up to that window. If you don't want to eat these types of fats, don't go there. Make a sandwhich at home or have an apple and skip the 12 piece chicken meal.


I know this when I pull into McDonalds for my once a week indulgence but you don't see me suing the pants off of the company for my love handles.


It just seems like they are looking for someone to blame.



« Last Edit: June 14, 2006, 03:39:01 PM by swede_dish »
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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006, 03:38:42 PM »
This lawsuit isn't' suggesting we take the foods off the market, rather fry this shit without transfats, so you can have our cake and eat it to.

IMHO this lawsuit REEKS - and it's not the rancid oil. I agree with the gym rat. I hope this case is deemed frivolous (or whatever terminology is used these days) and thrown the fuck out. What an insult (IMHO of course)

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2006, 03:48:23 PM »
it is frivilous.  This is not an issue of kfc frying stuff in anything.

It's really an issue for legislative action and FDA requirements on notification and shouldn't be brought against kfc at all, but addressed in how nutrition information is conveyed.


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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2006, 03:53:27 PM »
The government will have to pry that KFC chicken leg out of my cold, dead hand! >:(

The only time I ever buy KFC. is when I'm moving residences. It's easier to get a bucket of chicken the first night in a new house. I've lived here for 16 years.

Fast food should be eaten less. Good healthy home cooking is a lot better. I took a bite of a big mac once. Yuk!

It's what's in the food and how the food is prepared and handled that matters. Too much of anything is bad.  :-\ Four more hours till happy hour. Grrrrr.  ???

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Offline Cliff

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »
It's really an issue for legislative action and FDA requirements on notification and shouldn't be brought against kfc at all, but addressed in how nutrition information is conveyed.
And that's the problem.  Americans hate big government so much, we'd rather the courts make the difficult decisions and not the government.  In Europe, they would just legislate change, while Americans prefer to adjudicate change. 

If the lawsuits, (or the threat of it), forced KFC to use better grease, then so be it.  Yeah, it would be nice for me to make my own decision, but then again....I'd probably decide not to wear seat belts or send my kids to school, decide against getting the polio vaccine and I would probably drive 90 miles an hour on the highway.  But thank god someone a long time ago decided that the public isn't actually smart enough (or willing) to make the best decisions all the time, (which also probably explains why I'm a member in this forum).

Yeah, it kinda sucks that the lawyers will make a killing off this thing, but well it's our own damn fault...it's merely a consequence of us preferring to sue to make change happen, than to get the government to do our dirty work.

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2006, 04:18:43 PM »
Why nobody complained about KFC, McDonald, Burger King,etc.. in the '60 and early '70s ? Back then there were using the same stuff but people weren't always eating at those places on a regular basis. Every chemist knows the property of trans fat and how it reacts chemically.

The problem is that people eating habits changed over time and they are now eating on a regular basis into these restaurants. Obviously it had an impact on a lot of people ( health problems ) since those are extremely popular. All of sudden they started to explain why those people were having health problems. The trans fat were identified and they warned people to be careful to what they are eating. Some listened the warnings but most didn't.

You can go to McDonald once every three weeks but not 4-5 times a week. Anyone going to these places won't have any major health problems if they go there occasionally, however it'll be different if you are always eating there on a regular basis.

I'd bet the person who is suing KFC was eating there very often, has a fat ass, big belly and now having health problems.

What's next ? Pepsi / Coke being sued for using too much sugar ?

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2006, 05:19:29 PM »
CSPI, often nicknamed the "food police," is known for campaigning against high-calorie and high-fat fare.

The industry-funded Center for Consumer Freedom said CSPI had filed the suit simply to generate media coverage.

"Any judge unfortunate enough to be burdened with this court-clogging sham should have the good sense to throw CSPI out of court," said Center for Consumer Freedom research analyst J. Justin Wilson.


full article http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/13/news/companies/kfc.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2006, 09:17:27 PM »
I wonder why they are picking on KFC only.
Most processed and fried foods contain a good deal of trans-fat. Shortening, used in a lot of products, contains about 50% trans-fats, and margarine about 30%.
Government's should insist on proper labelling, and people should educate themselves about what they are putting into their bodies.
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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2006, 11:06:36 PM »
In filing this lawsuit, the good doctor has told more people that KFC uses partially hydrogenated oil than KFC ever did.  He knows he won't win, but he got a lot more publicity about the issue than a complaint to the FDA ever would have.

The sin of the fast food industry is not what is in their food, but rather in their reticence to tell us what is in it.

In addition, the majority of their marketing is directed at children, seeking to mold their eating habits early, and poorly, to the children's detriment and for the corporation's profits.  Mom and Dad and a zucchini can't hold a candle to Ronald McDonald and a happy meal.

In the 60s and 70s they used lard to fry their food.  Then when people became cholesterol-conscious, and the fact that they used lard came to light, they switched to, and advertised that, they fried in vegatable oil.  McDonalds never completely made the switch, however, preferring to mix lard with partially hydrogenated oil for taste reasons, though they advertised that they used all vegetable oil.  It was a lawsuit that exposed this ruse, and McDonalds then eliminated the lard, saying they finally found a chemical substitute that would preserve the unique flavor of their fries.

Anyone remember when they used to cut the french fries fresh each day at each McDonalds?  Man, fresh cut potatoes fried in lard, now THAT was some good eatin'.  At least to me, but then, I'm from the South.

Offline ademas

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2006, 11:12:14 PM »
Quote
In addition, the majority of their marketing is directed at children, seeking to mold their eating habits early, and poorly, to the children's detriment and for the corporation's profits.  Mom and Dad and a zucchini can't hold a candle to Ronald McDonald and a happy meal.

touche.

The eating habits of children today will kill far more of them than tobacco ever will, and we've done a fairly decent job at regulating tobacco sales to minors, as well as steering advertising away from them.

Why not hold the fast food industry to at least that same standard? 

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2006, 12:09:40 AM »
In Sweden, Norway and Quebec, where foods ads are banned from kids' TV, there's no evidence that obesity rates have fallen.

"The eating habits of children today will kill far more of them than tobacco ever will" - that's a big call
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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2006, 12:16:04 AM »
KFC makes a great Twister.  Love the Twister wth the side of Wedge Fries.

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2006, 01:45:56 AM »
that it is!
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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2006, 02:18:27 AM »
KFC does 'wedge fries' in the US!!! >:(
That sucks man. KFC only does normal chips down here, but they're the saltiest and best. mmmm. But, KFC wedgies - I'm jealous beyond belief.

I've just checked the US KFC site and you have a lot of different choices to what we have here. Stop treating us like some forgotten backwater Colonel!!!, but then again the thought of bbq baked beans sounds disgusting and there are some other choices on there that I wouldn't feed my dog. yuk

Give me a bacon and cheese zinger burger combo anyday, hold the mayonnaise please
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Offline Cliff

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2006, 02:49:18 AM »
Yes, Lil Steve....KFC overseas sucks.  Yes, the menu is very different and the menu in the US is MUCH, MUCH BETTER.  Though I imagine it's also much more unhealthy.  The best thing KFC has in the US are the buttermilk biscuits!  And they go great with honey.  Yum, Yum.


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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2006, 06:32:28 AM »
I have to agree with Swede Dish: It just seems like they are looking for someone to blame.

I mean after all, isn't somebody else responsible for what I eat? ??? LOL

Since January this year, food labels in the US must include the content of trans fat on the nutrition information panel. Canada has such labelling in place and is considering requiring companies to eliminate trans fats. Denmark has made it illegal to sell any food with more than 2 per cent trans. Norway, Finland and the Netherlands have also limited trans fat content in foods.

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2006, 07:51:08 AM »
If they didn't fry it in trans fatty oil, what would they use?  And would that make the chicken not taste as well?  I mean is this about money (i.e., them using trans fatty oil because it's cheap and keeps the fast food prices low) or is it about taste (i.e., trans fatty oil makes the chicken taste better than if they used an alternative...canola oil or something like that)?

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2006, 08:17:00 AM »

I had just recently heard, where "Wendy" is changing their deep fryer oil to something, which is supposed to be so much better. I didn't catch it all. I can't remember the last time I had been to a KFC, a peice of southern fried chicken sure sounds good though.
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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2006, 11:24:15 AM »
I very rarely eat fast food. Maybe once every 4 or 5 months I like to have a whopper. A few weeks ago, I got one of those coupon pages from KFC, and figured it had been ages since I had their chicken. I really like their cole slaw better than anybody elses.
So I cut out the coupon, drove on over to the restaurant, and dutifully handed the girl at the window my money, and the coupon. The bitch charged me fuill price for the fucking chicken, and it was nothing like I remembered it to be.
I really don't give a rats tushy what they fry their shit in, I'll never darken their doorway again.

Besides.......Bojangles is far superior.
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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2006, 11:30:53 AM »
Going on a gluten-free diet (not by choice, mind you) pretty much rules out any fast food.

But, it still is my choice. What I stuff in my mouth is my business. These types of lawsuits give me gas (more than the barbecue baked beans at KFC).

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2006, 12:37:28 PM »
My aunt picked up "dinner" at McDonald's last week and I was surpised to see that they put the nutritional information on many of the items.  But I was super surprised at the fact that the 10-piece McNuggets has 47% of the USRDA for sodium!!!  The first thing I thought was boy, they sure have balls to be even selling this, much less putting the info on the packege. I hadn't had McNuggets in at least a decade so I didn't feel bad about eating them, but I'm sure I will probably not eat them again.

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2006, 07:33:21 PM »
Besides.......Bojangles is far superior.

oh gosh!-Bojangles!  :P   :P  when i allowed fast food in my life Bojangles would send me into an absolute TIZZY!!!! loved it! now all that stuff is just a fond memory.

What I stuff in my mouth is my business.

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2006, 02:14:10 PM »

What is wrong with this dysfunctional society?  Heaven forbid the litigants take an ounce of responsbility for what they eat.  No no...blame it on someone else.

Now I've also heard an idea floated about that fast foods should have some sort of (additional) tax...like a "fat tax"...placed on them.  Don't even try it!  At 6' and 140#...and wasting too...I need lots of calories...even though some may come from less that nutritious or wholesome foods. 

I very seldom eat out...fast-food or otherwise...but I wish the government would stop trying to legislate personal behavior which hurts no one else.  I've had more than my fill of all of that as a smoker.  It's my choice to make...grrr.

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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2006, 02:54:09 PM »
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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2006, 08:13:37 PM »
Since when, in America, was a lawsuit frivolous?

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« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2006, 09:12:28 PM »
Article: KFC switches to new low linoleic soybean oil    - This as I watch the weight loss reality show "The Biggest Loser"  :D

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2006, 11:07:15 PM »
Mmmm...

They do not make it like they used to. But, Bojangles and Popeye's...talk about some buttermilk buscuits and their fried chicken!!!

But like it is said...in moderation.


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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2006, 12:54:48 AM »
Ever since they opened a private rotisserie chicken place in my town, there is absolutely no need for KFC. I practically LIVE there!

And yeah, people need to be responsible for their own actions. If you don't want trans-fat in your chicken, get your chicken from someplace else!
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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2006, 10:10:52 AM »
Looking back on this, was it all that difficult for them to switch away from transfats?  It's lawsuits like this that have added to the decision for them to finally do the right thing. 

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2006, 10:31:48 AM »

Sorry fellas, but this is one area where I become a big fat ragging conservative in my otherwise Oregon-raised liberal approach to society....

When are we as a country going to start taking responsibility for our actions and stop legislating common sense? Bill Maher calls it "legislating taste" (referring to things like whether you think two guys should be able to kiss in public, which is a preference rather than a necessary regulation).

To think that gun manufactureres and the NRA are protected, under our Constitution no less, from nearly all injury liabilities for the promotion and distribution of a product that is specifically designed to kill people. And yet we do feel theneed to be protecting people from making their own -- albeit stupid -- choices about what they eat.

What I think is most interesting is how the media is covering this issue -- which I sense is leaving a lot of people to think that now that the transfat is being removed, a KFC or other fast food meals will be "healthy". But we're not a country that appreciates the difference between healthier and healthy.



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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2006, 10:39:53 AM »
You're actually in the majority here.  I am the outlier in my view. 

The food may not be healthy but it's no longer toxic sludge.  It's a big difference in my opinion.

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2006, 06:37:51 PM »
What are they gonna use now?

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2006, 06:42:43 PM »
But we're not a country that appreciates the difference between healthier and healthy.

We can learn alot from Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore - they eat health food.

... But they can afford private chefs too  :-\

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2006, 06:43:42 PM »

Offline Cliff

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2006, 06:57:32 PM »
soybean oil....yuck.  they'll be back to lard soon.

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2006, 10:53:48 PM »
They weren't using lard.  They were using hydrogenated vegetable oil, most likely soybean oil.  The difference is, they are not going to hydrogenate it now.  There should be no difference in taste, Cliff.

Offline JohnOso

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Re: KFC Sued for fatty foods
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2006, 02:50:16 AM »
Hell, the American Heart Association should put a hit out on the KFC flack who came up with this mega-unhealthy meal  ;)

http://www.kfc.com/menu/bowls_potato.asp

(of course he or she probably get a huge raise by brainstorming on a method of using yesterday's leftovers for today's meal)

 


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