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U.S. BANS TRANS FAT
In three years, the U.S. food supply will not contain artificial trans fat (at least, in theory). Research shows that partially hydrogenated oils, used for frying and in baked goods, aren’t safe and contribute to heart disease. According to last week’s Food and Drug Administration ruling, companies must start to phase out trans fat from products. Many have already begun to switch to palm, coconut, or soybean oils. Trans fat will probably not completely disappear. If food companies can prove that artificial trans fat is not a health risk, then they can gain approval from the FDA for specific uses of the oils. [Read more…]