November 7, 2013
FDA moves to take trans fat out of food
Exciting News from Center for Science in the Public Interest, an organization that has been working for 20 years to eliminate the use of partially hydrogenated oil from our food system.
“The FDA is releasing to the public today its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oil is no longer “generally recognized as safe” for use in food!
This major announcement paves the way for the eventual elimination of, or, at the very least, strict curbs on, the use of artificial trans fat in food. That means that tens of thousands of heart attack deaths will be prevented in the years ahead. Most restaurant chains and food processors have already made enormous progress eliminating or sharply reducing the amount of artificial trans fat in food.”
The 60-day comment period has opened that allows the public, industry and health professionals to opine on whether the determination should be finalized and how long manufacturers need to reformulate products without partially hydrogenated oils. Read the reg and submit your comment here.