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KFC Australia stops using palm oil

May 24, 2012

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has stopped using palm oil for fast food sold in its Australian outlets, reports ABC News.

KFC says the decision came after complaints from customers about its use of palm oil, which at times is linked to deforestation in Southeast Asia.

KFC will instead use Australia canola oil or rapeseed. The fast food giant will use only non-genetically modified canola seeds.

The move in Australia comes more than a year after KFC Corporation, the U.S. arm of KFC, announced it would stop using palm oil in its deep friers. At this time KFC said it was making the change due to health and climate concerns.

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