KFC calls suit over trans fats frivolous

19-06-2006 | |

A lawsuit filed against KFC for cooking with partially hydrogenated oil has been called frivolous by the company’s spokeswoman, and that it will be fought in court.

The suit was filed by Dr Arthur Hoyte, from Maryland, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group. The claimants want the company to either use different cooking oil or make consumers aware of the level of trans fat in the restaurant’s products before purchasing, plus monetary damages.

The claimants are hoping to get class-action status for the suit.