Eliminating trans fats could cost companies $200,000 per product

June 16, 2015 8:38 PM

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Eliminating trans fats could cost companies $200,000 per product

Makers of cake mixes, canned frosting and frozen desserts will have to find alternatives for keeping products shelf stable and appetizing following the Food and Drug Administration's announcement Tuesday that the use of partially hydrogenated oils must be phased out over the next three years.

That's the stuff that keeps food from going bad and gives it an appealing texture, but is also the main source of trans fats in Americans' diets, which leads to higher cholesterol and risk of heart attack.

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