Recently, this has been the hotÃ‚Â news in all the foreign press.Ã‚Â Some of them are:
Unhealthy oil gets a lickin’
The Australian,Ã‚Â AustraliaÃ‚Â – Oct 31, 2006
ARTERY-CLOGGING trans fats are likely to disappear from fast food and baked goods after KFC Corporation announced yesterday it was joining other outlets in …Ã‚Â
An oil change for McDonald’s
The Age,Ã‚Â AustraliaÃ‚Â – Oct 31, 2006
McDonald’s says its change of cooking oil will remove more than 415tonnes of trans fats from the Australian food supply. Hamburger …Ã‚Â
You can read them on Google syndicated news.
But you know what is much more scarier in our country? Some of the hawkers are using re-cycled oil in their cooking.Ã‚Â How do you know?Ã‚Â The next time, try check andÃ‚Â see if they are using a newly opened bottle of oil or are they pouring from some dubious looking tin?Ã‚Â I kid you not.Ã‚Â I was told that restaurants sell their re-cycled oil toÃ‚Â hawkers.Ã‚Â Oil that had been heated beyond the safe temperature, oil that has lots of God knows what fats inside and we are happily eating our char koay teow without a clue.
Of course, it is impossible not to eat outside foods but try to make that as a treat rather than the norm.Ã‚Â Cook your own meals.Ã‚Â Don’t be fooled by those ads where the mom treated her children to a meal of KFC as a sign of love.
I wonder if our local KFC is going to do something about it here now that US and UK are changing from using trans fat to some safer (more expensive) alternative?
On the other hand, I wonder if this is another campaign by some parties to undermine our palm oil?Ã‚Â (happened previously)Ã‚Â I hope to find some news on this.
So, love yourself, love your family,Ã‚Â cook your own healthy food as much as you can.