Friday, February 22, 2008

KFC - Kentucky's Official Picnic Food?

From Lowering the Bar:

Bill Would Make KFC the "Official Picnic Food of Kentucky:"

NOW, THEREFORE,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

SECTION 1. A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 2 IS CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

Original Recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken is designated the official picnic food of Kentucky.

While the PETA folks are not amused, it is worth mentioning that in October 2006, KFC announced it would stop using trans fats, after a class action lawsuit was filed against it by a Washington, D.C.-based consumer health group to require the change:

The fast food chain KFC is being sued for the fat content in its fried chicken, which Center for Science in the Public Interest says contains "staggering amounts" of trans fat.

One three-piece Extra Crispy combo meal has 15 grams of trans fat, which is more trans fat than a person should have in one week, says the CSPI.

As a result of these very-laudable KFC recipe changes, most of the humour angles I might have used in response to the Kentucky picnic proclamation are no longer available.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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