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    Re: Burger King sued over Trans Fats and the new maths.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3strokes View Post
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    Federal regulations allow food labels to say they've got zero grams of trans fat, provided levels fall below the half-gram threshold.
    You're right, and then they manipulate the other variables, like serving size & servings per container, so they come up with <0.5g trans fat, and then they can call it zero.

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    Re: Burger King sued over Trans Fats and the new maths.

    Is that sub half gram of trans fat going to do you in? Probably no more than the butter you put on your bread.

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    Re: Burger King sued over Trans Fats and the new maths.

    Quote Originally Posted by scyfreestyler View Post
    Is that sub half gram of trans fat going to do you in? Probably no more than the butter you put on your bread.
    If it's 0.499 grams per serving and their understanding of a serving is a nano-nibble per quarter pretzel, and you eath three pretzels, then
    it's 0.499 x 4 x a nano (or 1 000 000 000) = 1 996 000 000 grams
    that's 1 996 000 kilograms (nearly 2,000 metric tons of trans-fat) per pretzel.
    That will do anybody in.
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    Re: Burger King sued over Trans Fats and the new maths.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3strokes View Post
    If it's 0.499 grams per serving and their understanding of a serving is a nano-nibble per quarter pretzel, and you eath three pretzels, then
    it's 0.499 x 4 x a nano (or 1 000 000 000) = 1 996 000 000 grams
    that's 1 996 000 kilograms (nearly 2,000 metric tons of trans-fat) per pretzel.
    That will do anybody in.
    That sounds illegal.

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    Re: Burger King sued over Trans Fats

    My favorite food - I found a great picture. Here it is full sized http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:O...LaBanquise.jpg
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    Re: Burger King sued over Trans Fats

    And i bet then people will start pinning " " "trans fats" " " as the cause for all the worlds ills... Id make a list but I really dont want to stir this too much... lol
    Anyway off to burger king for a 5pattie double cheese whopper....
    either way my suit still fits.

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    Re: Burger King sued over Trans Fats

    Quote Originally Posted by PArob83 View Post
    And i bet then people will start pinning " " "trans fats" " " as the cause for all the worlds ills... Id make a list but I really dont want to stir this too much... lol
    It is a very well-known fact that Saddam Hussein had a lot of trans-fats hidden in the desert (or was that "dessert"?).
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    Re: Burger King sued over Trans Fats

    3strokes I sent you personal mail.
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