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FDA Orders Three-Year Phase-out of Artificial Trans Fat Source


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FDA Orders Three-Year Phase-out of Artificial Trans Fat Source

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered food processors to stop using partially hydrogenated oils, a major source of artificial trans fats blamed for 7,000 deaths and 20,000 heart attacks in the U.S. yearly.

The FDA action is a major victory for public health and for the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, which fought tirelessly for trans fat regulation for decades.

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