Hard times for industrial trans fats: EU upcoming legal limit and FDA moves

The EU Commission recently launched a public consultation on a draft Regulation setting a legal limit for trans fat, other than trans fat naturally occurring in animal fat, in foods intended for the final consumer. The consultation will be open until 1st November 2018 and anybody can participate. The draft Regulation is pretty straightforward and it … Continue reading Hard times for industrial trans fats: EU upcoming legal limit and FDA moves

FDA ruling on Trans-Fats

FDA released its’ final determination that Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) are not Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). The determination is based on extensive research into the effects of PHOs, as well as input from stakeholders during the public comment period. PHOs are the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods. In FDA view, removing PHOs from … Continue reading FDA ruling on Trans-Fats