FDA Moves To Ban Trans Fats From Foods by 2018
On Tuesday, FDA announced food makers will have until 2018 to phase out trans fats from their products, a move the department estimates will save thousands of lives annually. FDA said partially hydrogenated oils -- the source of trans fats -- are no longer "generally recognized as safe." The department noted that the Institute of Medicine concluded that say there is no safe level of consumption of trans fat.
- "FDA Sets 2018 Deadline To Rid Foods of Trans Fats" (Tavernise, New York Times, 6/16).