Starbucks to drop trans fats

SEATTLE Starbucks Corp. is removing trans fats from its menu items, beginning Jan. 3 in about half the coffee chain's 8,500 U.S. units.

The move extends to baked goods, salad dressings and sandwich spreads. The trans-fat-free versions have been in test for about two years, a spokesman said. Starbucks also has reformulated ingredients in lattes and other beverages so that they contain less than .5 grams of trans fats.

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