Restaurant FAQs - General Information

Updated:Aug 20,2010
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Restaurant FAQs (General)

Fats -  Small "A" IconCommon potential sources of industrially produced trans fats include: oils and fats used for frying; margarine and vegetable shortening; and prepared foods such as:

  • Baked goods (cookies, crackers, cakes, pies, muffins, fried taco shells, tortilla wraps and some breads, such as hamburger buns)
  • Toppings for baked goods and ice cream (sprinkles, chocolate chips, non-dairy whipped toppings, syrups, icings and candy coatings)
  • Pre-mixed products (cake, pancake, and chocolate drink mix; pizza dough; laminated doughs)
  • Pre-fried or par-fried frozen foods (French fries, onion rings, fish sticks, chicken nuggets, frozen pie crust, frozen dough, egg rolls)
  • Nacho cheese sauce, salad dressing, non-dairy creamer
  • Bread crumbs and croutons
  • Snack foods (potato, corn and tortilla chips; packaged or microwave popcorn)

To determine if a prepared food or mix contains industrially produced trans fats, read the label on the package or ask the supplier to provide a letter listing the product’s ingredients.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fats

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