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The Center for Science in the Public Interest

Who dishes out the 'Worst Meal in America?

Posted by Anush Elbakyan, Boston.com Staff July 3, 2013 12:02 PM

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a food watchdog group, says that Long John Silver's Big Catch is a 'prescription for heart disease.'

"Long John Silver's Big Catch meal deserves to be buried 20,000 leagues under the sea," said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. "This company is taking perfectly healthy fish—and entombing it in a thick crust of batter and partially hydrogenated oil. The result? A heart attack on a hook. Instead of the Big Catch, I'd call it America's Deadliest Catch."

Walter C. Willett, chair of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health added, "It might have been defensible to use hydrogenated oil in the 1980s, before trans fat's harmfulness was discovered, but no longer."

On Tuesday the advocacy group tweeted:

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