The FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods

Action expected to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year.

Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” or GRAS for use in human food. Food manufacturers will have three years to remove PHOs from products.

Read the full Press Release HERE.

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