Trans Fats

Disney says no to trans fats

Now it’s official. The tipping point for trans fats has been reached.

As Disney’s 10-year deal to promote its films through McDonald’s comes to an end, Mickey and Pluto will appear only with foods that meet limits for calories, fat, saturated fat, and sugar.

Disney will lower trans fats in meals at US amusement parks by 2007 and from licensed foods by 2008.

Background on trans fats can be read here. A list of companies that are banishing trans fats is available here. You’ll notice that McDonalds is not among them.

11/13/06 22:32 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.