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The Trans Fat Dilemma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently made a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS) for food. On December 17, the FDA extended by 60 days the comment period on its preliminary determination, granting an extension to March 8, 2014, because of the large number of stakeholder requests for speaking time. The FDA plans to conduct a final review and, if PHOs are banned, will provide food manufacturers with reasonable time to find or develop viable alternatives.

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