Photos: Transfat no-nos
Every year, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) reveals a restaurant or a list of manufactured goods that are less than healthy when it comes to the amount of transfats in edible fare. This time Joe's Crab Shack got zinged. Last year, it was Long John Silver's in the crosshairs. Here's a look at past notable mentions, as well as items on CSPI's transfat wall of shame. See if your favorite falls on the list.
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Joe's Crab Shack( George Rose / Getty Images / April 15, 2013 )
The food watchdog group is asking Joe's Crab Shack to stop using a partially hydrogenated margarine-butter blend.
*Joe's Pasta-laya has 14 grams of trans fat--which is roughly the American Heart Association's recommended limit for a week. That's on top of more than a day's worth of saturated fat(24g).
*The chain's Crab Cake Dinner (14 g trans)
*Redfish Pontchartrain (16 g trans) also contain high levels.
*The Steampots at Joe's Crab Shack all have at least a week's worth of trans fat, thanks to the side of dipping "butter."
*The KJ Steampot and Joe's Great Barrier Steampot each have 25 grams of trans fat.
"Joe's Crab Shack is a nutritional shipwreck of a restaurant chain, ruining expensive seafood with cheap, industrially produced trans fat designed to simulate butter," said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson.