FDA bans trans fats, gives 3 yrs ultimatum to food industry

Washington DC, June 30 (ANI): The Food and Drug Administration in U.S. have announced a final three-year timetable to eliminate artificial trans fats from the edible products.

According to the FDA, the reason behind the anticipated ban is that trans fats, which are usually added to processed foods via partially hydrogenated oils, are not recognised as safe for use in human food, reported Slate Magazine.

It contributes significantly to clogged arteries and heart disease and the FDA estimates that striking trans fats from the American diet could prevent an astonishing 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 heart disease-related deaths each year.

Once considered a healthier alterative to animal fats, trans fat will be soon pushed out of packed foods such as microwave popcorns, frostings and frozen pizzas. (ANI)^

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