AHA Introduces Trans Fat Criteria for Heart-Check Program

The American Heart Association yesterday announced updated criteria for its popular Food Certification Program that includes new limits for trans fats.

DALLAS — The American Heart Association yesterday announced updated criteria for its popular Food Certification Program that includes new limits for trans fats. After Jan. 1, 2008, companies seeking to include the AHA’s heart-check mark on packages will have to demonstrate the product contains less than 0.5 grams per Reference Amount Customarily Consumed. Individual foods and meat/poultry/seafood items will have to meet additional requirements related to servings. According to officials, the

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