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Say goodbye to trans fats: FDA gives food industry 3-year phase out

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 The label on a box of Hostess Brownie Bites lists 3.5 grams of Trans Fat January 3, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. New Regulations from the Food and Drug Administration, which oversees most food labels, requires food manufacturers to list Trans Fats on products with 0.5 grams or more of Trans Fat. Trans Fat in food increases 'bad' cholesterol and increases the risk of heart disease.
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The label on a box of Hostess Brownie Bites lists 3.5 grams of Trans Fat January 3, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.

Politico's Helena Bottemiller Evich explains more about what this means for your health, and for the food industry.

The FDA on Tuesday issued a final decision giving the food industry three years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils.

Politico's Helena Bottemiller Evich explains more about what this means for your health, and for the food industry.

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