FDA orders food manufactures to cut trans fat out of all foods

Courtesy of Mlive.

(WLNS) – Changes may be coming to food that many of us buy at the grocery store.

The Food and Drug Administration took action on Tuesday to gradually take out trans fats from all foods.

The FDA is giving food manufacturers three years to remove partially hydrogenated oils from their products.

According to officials these oils are a major source of trans fat. They are designed to improve shelf life and flavor however they also raise levels of bad cholesterol.

But, one Michigan representative thinks cutting trans fat is crossing the line. Midland Representative John Moolenaar released this statement saying: “This is an unnecessary intrusion by the federal government. Already many companies are removing trans fats from their products and Americans are making commonsense healthy choices about what they eat.”

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