FDA Seeks to Ban Trans Fat

FDA Seeks to Ban Trans Fat

Trans fat in foods may eventually become a thing of the past. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a first step toward potentially eliminating most trans fat from the food industry.
Trans fat in foods may eventually become a thing of the past.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a first step toward potentially eliminating most trans fat from the food industry, saying it has made a preliminary determination that a major source of trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, is no longer "generally recognized as safe."

If the preliminary determination is finalized, according to the FDA, then partially hydrogenated oils will become food additives that could not be used in food without approval. Foods with unapproved additives cannot legally be sold.

Trans fat can be found in processed foods including desserts, microwave popcorn products, frozen pizza, margarine and coffee creamer, and has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

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