What Every Consumer Should Know About Trans Fatty Acids

By Laura Moncur @ 6:00 pm — Filed under:

Everyone is all a-flutter about trans fat since New York City health officials asked their city’s restaurants to remove them from their foods:

Whether or not you want to include trans fat in your diet is still your decision right now. The FDA hasn’t made it illegal to use. Here are their thoughts on the ingredient:

I have talked about my fears about trans fat many times:

Just the threat of stupidity was enough to get me looking at the labels. What you want to do is up to you. At least for now…


One Response to “What Every Consumer Should Know About Trans Fatty Acids”

  1. Mark Says:

    And some more comments here: http://calorielab.com/news/2005/08/11/nyc-urges-eateries-to-shun-trans-fat/

    I think it’s a good move, because if the publicity causes customers to ask questions, restaurants will start to feel the pressure and pass that on to their suppliers, and on up the distribution chain for food ingredients. This will result in a reallocation of resources by suppliers and more availability of trans-fat-free food ingredients for restaurants to use.

    Let’s just hope that saturated fats don’t end up replacing the trans fats.

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