FDA bans hydrogenated oils from American food supply

June 16, 2015 5:17 PM

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In a final move to ban trans fats from the American food supply, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday removed hydrogenated oils from its list of food additives that may be used by food manufacturers without special clearance because they are considered safe to consume.

The FDA's announcement sets a three-year time clock on food manufacturers to remove hydrogenated oils completely from their products unless they have gained the agency's specific approval to continue their use.The modified oils--used since the 1950s to make processed foods more shelf-stable--are the...

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