The US government declared war on artificial fats known as “trans” that are present in almost all processed foods. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils (Phos) in food, considering them a threat to public health. The restriction will be applied gradually over a period of three years. These oils are… Read more »
The U.S. government’s decision to deem artificial trans fats unsafe for human consumption may have little impact on foodmakers and restaurant chains because they’ve been phasing them out for years.
The U.S. baking industry will need to make the most of a 60-day comment period concerning a Nov. 8 Federal Register notice in which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeks to remove artificial trans fats from processed foods, said Theresa Cogswell, president of Baker Cogs, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, U.S., and a consultant to the American Bakers Association, Washington, D.C., U.S.