The move may hurt food tastes but will help American’s health….
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday finalized a plan to essentially rid the country’s food supply of artery-clogging trans fats, a move the agency estimates could reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of heart attack deaths a year.
Companies will have three years to remove partially hydrogenated oils from their products.
Stephen Ostroff, the FDA’s acting director, said in a statement that the action “demonstrates the agency’s commitment to the heart health of all Americans.”
Products with trans fats, which are derived from partially hydrogenated oils, have increasingly vanished from grocery stores and restaurant menus in recent years amid widespread agreement about the risks they pose to public health….