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FDA to cut trans fats from processed foods, gives 3-year timetable

From The Economic Times

The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made good on its proposal to effectively ban artificial trans fats from a wide range of processed foods, from microwave popcorn to frozen pizza, saying they raise the risk of heart disease.

Under new FDA regulations, partially hydrogenated oils, which have been shown to raise “bad” LDL cholesterol, will be considered food additives that cannot be used unless authorized by the FDA.

The regulations take effect in three years.

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