NY Times: F.D.A. Gives Food Industry 3 Years to Eliminate Trans Fats

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on NY Times: F.D.A. Gives Food Industry 3 Years to Eliminate Trans Fats

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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the food industry three years to eliminate artery-clogging, artificial trans fats from the food supply, a long-awaited step that capped years of effort by consumer advocates and is expected to save thousands of lives a year.

Trans fats — a major contributor to heart disease in the United States — have already been substantially reduced in foods, but they still lurk in many popular products, including frostings, microwave popcorn, packaged pies, frozen pizzas, margarines, coffee creamers, graham crackers and granola bars.

Source:  NY Times “F.D.A gives food industry 3 years to eliminate trans  fat” 06-16-15