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Starbucks announced yesterday that it will eliminate all artificial trans fats from the foods and beverages sold in its US stores by the end of the year.

Not that these products will be exactly trans fat-free. The company said that when uses ingredients with trans fats, they will be naturally occurring trans fats, such as whipped cream, eggs, butter and whole milk.

"No longer using artificial trans fats in products sold in our stores allows us to take out ingredients like partially hydrogenated oils that have no health benefit, while retaining high quality and great tasting natural ingredients," Denny Marie Post, senior vice president of Starbucks ' global food and beverage unit, said in a statement.
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