FDA Set To Ban Trans Fats

FDA Set To Ban Trans Fats

The FDA is expected to announce a final rule that could effectively eliminate most trans fat from food in the United States.  In 2013 the FDA announced its preliminary finding that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)—the source of most trans fatty acids in American’s foods—are not generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in any food.  If the FDA makes final its preliminary finding, PHOs will no longer enjoy GRAS status and will be subject to greater scrutiny by the FDA. [6/1/15]

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