U.S. popcorn makers could face long, expensive road to lose trans fats

November 9, 2013 1:31 AM

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U.S. popcorn makers could face long, expensive road to lose trans fats

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microwave popcorn makers could face a long and difficult task ridding their snacks of trans fats, if a U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal to ban the additives goes into effect. Just ask Orville Redenbacher.

Redenbacher's, a division of ConAgra Foods Inc, spent six years changing its leading line of popcorn, company scientists said on Friday, a day after the FDA made its proposal, which the government said would save 7,000 lives a year.

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