FDA takes first step toward banning trans fats from U.S. foods

FDA takes first step toward banning trans fats from U.S. foods

POSTED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 8:59am

UPDATED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:08pm

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a step toward potentially eliminating trans fats from the food supply with a preliminary determination they are no longer "generally recognized as safe."

Trans fats are found in a variety of frozen, canned and baked processed foods. Partially hydrogenated oils are the major dietary source of trans fats in processed food. Trans fats have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

If the preliminary determination is finalized, according to the FDA, then partially hydrogenated oils will become food additives subject to premarket FDA approval. Foods with unapproved additives cannot legally be sold.

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Ah... Obamacare in action!

First force you into a Government healthcare scheme and then force you to eat what they want you to eat.

What next? Forced exercise? Forced 'government approved' diet?

See in the UK they have their NHS (National Health Care) and if you are fat they WILL CUT OFF YOUR HEALTHCARE BENEFITS. Don't matter if you pay taxes or whatever, they will cut it off.

Hope for change in 2014. 16 Democrat senators up for re-election.

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