Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Breaking News- Trans Fat Ban

Have you heard? Earlier this month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced their aim to remove artificial trans fats from the lists of foods that are “generally recognized as safe”(GRAS). If this FDA proposal passes the public comment period, then this will most likely lead to the removed of partially hydrogenated oils, which is the major source of artificial trans fats from U.S. food sources. The main products that will be impacted include: microwave popcorn, cookies, crackers, refrigerated dough, pie crusts, coffee creamers and margarines. Diets high in trans fats have been linked to increased risk of coronary artery disease and heart attacks. Overall, this ban could be a positive change on our food industry, just as long as another harmful ingredient takes its place. 

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