U.S. FDA moves to ban trans fats, citing health risks
WASHINGTON Nov 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released a proposal to ban partially hydrogenated oils as no longer "generally recognized as safe," a move it says reflects the health risks associated with the consumption of trans fat.
Under the proposal, which will be subject to a public comment period, partially hydrogenated oils would become food additives subject to pre-market approval by the FDA.
Foods containing unapproved food additives are considered adulterated under U.S. law, meaning they cannot legally be sold, the FDA said in a release.
(Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
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