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2007-02-23 12:00:00

NEW YORK - A dozen rats were caught on video scurrying around the floor of a New York City KFC/Taco Bell restaurant early Friday, running between counters and tables and climbing on children's high chairs. News crews flocked to the windows of the Greenwich Village neighborhood restaurant, which hadn't opened for the day. By midmorning, the footage was all over the Internet and television news shows, with onlookers giving a play-by-play from the sidewalk as the rodents moved about. "He's...

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2006-10-30 16:00:00

NEW YORK - KFC Corp. said Monday it will start using zero trans fat soybean oil for its Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken, Potato Wedges and other menu items. The news preceded the Board of Health's first public hearing Monday on a plan to make New York the first U.S. city to ban restaurants from serving food containing artificial trans fats. KFC's systemwide rollout is to be completed by April 2007, but the company said many of its approximately 5,500 restaurants already have...

2006-06-13 11:40:59

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. consumer group sued the operator of the KFC fried chicken restaurant chain on Tuesday to try and force it to stop frying foods in an artery- clogging fat. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, in a suit filed against Yum Brands Inc., said some KFC meals were "startlingly" high in harmful trans fat from the partially hydrogenated oils used for frying. CSPI Executive Director Michael Jacobson said it was harder to avoid trans...

2006-06-13 11:47:15

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. consumer group sued the operator of the KFC fried chicken restaurant chain on Tuesday to try and force it to stop frying foods in an artery- clogging fat. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, in a suit filed against Yum Brands Inc., said some KFC meals were "startlingly" high in harmful trans fat from the partially hydrogenated oils used for frying. CSPI Executive Director Michael Jacobson said it was harder to avoid trans...

2006-06-13 11:45:00

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. consumer group sued the operator of the KFC fried chicken restaurant chain on Tuesday to try and force it to stop frying foods in an artery- clogging fat. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, in a suit filed against Yum Brands Inc., said some KFC meals were "startlingly" high in harmful trans fat from the partially hydrogenated oils used for frying. CSPI Executive Director Michael Jacobson said it was harder to avoid trans fat at KFC...

2006-04-12 17:40:00

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - The chicken nuggets and french fries sold at a McDonald's in New York City may be more unhealthy than those sold in Europe, a study showed on Wednesday. Three Danish doctors found widely varying levels of unsaturated fatty acid known as "trans fat" in foods purchased at McDonald's Corp and KFC fast food chains in 20 countries. Studies show eating 5 grams of the fat per day increases the risk of heart disease by 25 percent. In the large nuggets and fries meal,...

2006-01-23 00:24:42

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The U.S. flag serves as a doormat to an office and nearby merchants announce "we boycott American goods," but some Syrians can't seem to keep away from American fast food at the new KFC fried chicken restaurant. "I oppose American politics totally, but what does food have to do with it? Politics is one thing, and food is something totally different," Tareq Mashnouk, a 26-year-old fashion designer, told Reuters. KFC opened its first outlet in...

2006-01-22 18:15:00

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The U.S. flag serves as a doormat to an office and nearby merchants announce "we boycott American goods," but some Syrians can't seem to keep away from American fast food at the new KFC fried chicken restaurant. "I oppose American politics totally, but what does food have to do with it? Politics is one thing, and food is something totally different," Tareq Mashnouk, a 26-year-old fashion designer, told Reuters. KFC opened its first outlet in Damascus this...

2005-11-30 19:15:23

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Healthy options available at fast food outlets are often not what they seem, containing unexpectedly large amounts of salt and fat, British consumer watchdog magazine Which? said on Thursday. However, companies' attempts to promote a better image seemed to be working as some children now believed fast food was healthy, the watchdog's research found. Which? said it had tested a range of products from four major fast food firms -- McDonald's,...

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2005-11-22 02:20:00

By Ben Blanchard and Lucy Hornby BEIJING/SHANGHAI -- Xiao Si's family loves to eat chicken. But after many outbreaks of bird flu, she is beginning to doubt safety guarantees about poultry. "I'm eating a lot less now," said the housewife, weighed down with shopping outside a supermarket in central Beijing. "I know if you cook it well it's supposed to be safe, but who knows?" Across China, which has reported 17 outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus since mid-October and is the world's...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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