Trans fatty acids to be banned in foods in the US

By: trademagazin Date: 2015. 06. 17. 11:05

Trans-fats are unsafe to eat and must be banned from the food supply within three years, US regulators have announced.

usa-flagThe US Food and Drug Administration said partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the main source of trans-fats, are not “generally recognised as safe”. It said a ban would save lives by preventing fatal heart attacks.

Food suppliers have been required to show trans-fats information on food labels since 2006 but health experts say Americans still consume too much. (MTI)

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