Last week the FDA banned the use of trans fats in all foods. They have been phasing them out for the past decade but are going to allow companies a certain amount of time to get rid of them completely. According to an article on www.foodmanufacturing.com, the FDA commissioner said that this ban could help prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths. Food manufacturers have been gradually getting rid of these type of dangerous fats for years and American have gone from eating 4.6 grams a day in 2003 to about 1 gram in 2012. The article mentions that the FDA has not yet determined the timeline for this ban as they do not want to greatly disrupt the markets.
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Jalonick, Mary Clare. “FDA to Ban Trans Fats.” www.foodmanufacturing.com. November 7, 2013. November 12, 2013 <http://www.foodmanufacturing.com/news/2013/11/fda-ban-trans-fats>