Why Is The FDA Banning Artificial Trans Fats?

 

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In a move that it says is designed to protect the heart health of Americans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that food manufacturers have three years to remove artificial trans fats from the nation’s food supply.

The FDA ruled that partially hydrogenated oils — the major source of trans fats in the American diet — are no longer “generally recognized as safe,” the designation that for decades has allowed companies to use the oils in a wide variety of food products.