FDA Trans Fat Ban Could Hurt Those Who Didn't Heed Warnings
On Tuesday morning, the FDA ruled U.S. food producers must phase out the main source of trans fats within three years.By Cliff Judy | June 16, 2015
A massive win for health experts as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration orders food producers to phase out the main source of trans fats over the next three years.
The FDA's ruling posted Tuesday morning read, "There is no longer a consensus among qualified experts that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), which are the primary dietary source of industrially-produced trans fatty acids (IP-TFA) are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for any use in human food."
This is huge news for the food industry, which uses a lot of trans fat, but it's not like companies didn't have time to prepare.