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The long goodbye: FDA ruling will eliminate trans fats from U.S. foods

Posted June 17, 2015, 12:05 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications Partially hydrogenated oils, once a workhorse of the food industry, have gotten an official heave-ho from the U.S. food supply. In a long-awaited decision, the FDA ruled yesterday that partially hydrogenated oils, which are the main source of harmful trans fats, are no longer “generally recognized as safe.” That means any food company wanting to use partially hydrogenated oils…

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