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US gives food manufacturers three years to ban trans fats

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3315 (Published 17 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3315
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The US Food and Drug Administration has given US food manufacturers three years to remove partially hydrogenated oils, the primary source of artificial trans fats in processed foods, from their products.

Trans fats are used by food manufacturers to improve the flavor, texture, and shelf life of processed foods. They occur in small amounts …

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