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FDA Takes on Trans Fats

Trans fat could be removed from the U.S. food supply as the Food and Drug Administration says it's 'not safe.'
Trans fat could be removed from the U.S. food supply as the Food and Drug Administration says it's 'not safe.'

Doctors have warned, eating foods that contain trans fat can increase your risk for heart disease and other medical problems. 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.

Right now, the FDA has opened a 60 day comment period to get more information. After that, if this plan is finalized officials say it could take less than a year to remove trans fats.
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