FDA gives industry 3 years to remove trans fats

FDA gives industry 3 years to remove trans fats

The FDA issued a final ruling Tuesday that partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of artificial trans fat in foods, would no longer be considered “generally recognized as safe.” The agency gave manufacturers three years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils, or petition FDA to approve an exemption.

The change in GRAS status for partially hydrogenated oils was initially proposed in November 2013.

“The FDA’s action on this major source of artificial trans fat de

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