New McDonald’s oil has no trans fat

From Times wire reports

McDonald’s Corp. has finally selected a new trans-fat-free oil for cooking its famous french fries after years of testing, the fast-food chain said last week.

While it has developed a healthier new oil, the company is not saying when it will be used in all 13,700 U.S. restaurants.

Spokesman Walt Riker said the oil is in more than 1,200 U.S. restaurants after extensive testing. He said the new oil is canola-based and has corn and soy oils.