News Nugget: Unilever removes trans fat from its margarines

Unilever – the maker of soft margarines like I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and Shedd’s Spread Country Crock – says it plans to remove all partially hydrogenated oils – artificial trans fats – from its soft-spread brands. The change will begin next month and be done by the second quarter of 2010.

Why are trans fats so bad? Watch the video here.