FDA TO REQUIRE TRANS FAT CONTENT ON FOOD LABELS

WASHINGTON -- Government concern about trans fats in the American diet dates back more than 20 years. For maybe half as long, consumers have been trying to avoid these fats, often on the advice of their doctors, grocery chain dieticians and nutritionists told SN following a recent labeling announcement from the Food and Drug Administration.The agency last month announced it would be requiring trans

WASHINGTON -- Government concern about trans fats in the American diet dates back more than 20 years. For maybe half as long, consumers have been trying to avoid these fats, often on the advice of their doctors, grocery chain dieticians and nutritionists told SN following a recent labeling announcement from the Food and Drug Administration.

The agency last month announced it would be requiring trans fat content to appear on the nutrition facts labels of foods. The FDA was supposed to

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