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Research reinforces FDA's removal of GRAS status for trans fats

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Research validates FDA's removal of GRAS status for trans fats

By Elizabeth Crawford

New research confirming the deleterious effect of trans-fatty acids on heart health validates FDA’s decision to revoke partially hydrogenated oils’ status as Generally Recognized as Safe, say the study's authors.

Health Canada proposes ban on partially hydrogenated oils

Health Canada proposes ban on partially hydrogenated oils

By Elaine Watson

Health Canada has unveiled proposals to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils  - a key source of harmful trans fats in foods - by summer 2018 (aligning with the US deadline) by adding them to the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances...

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Do we need new labeling conventions around fully hydrogenated oils?

By Elaine Watson

Fully hydrogenated oils (FHOs) do not create harmful trans-fats, and could replace partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in many applications. However, manufacturers are reluctant to use them because the word ‘hydrogenated’ has become “demonized”, argues...

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