The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has called on three national restaurant chains to follow the steps of other food establishments by no longer using artificial trans fat in their fare. “Bob Evans, White Castle, and Long John Silver’s are now the roguish outliers among the restaurant industry,” said CSPI Executive Director Michael Jacobson. “Many Americans might have thought that the era of artificial trans fat was over. At these chains, it lives tragically on.”

Artificial trans fat has been dropped by chains, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and Starbucks. The American Heart Association recommends limiting consumption of trans fat to no more than 2 grams per day that comes naturally from sources such as milk and beef, which “doesn’t leave much room for trans fat from artificial sources,” said CSPI. See CSPI News Release, April 26, 2010.