Artificial trans fat in alimentation banned by the FDA

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Between 2003 and 2012, consumer trans fat consumption already decreased an estimated 78 percent in the U.S. as food companies have used other kinds of oils to replace them. Pie crusts, biscuits, microwave popcorn, coffee creamers, frozen pizza, refrigerated dough, vegetable shortenings and stick margarines contain however trans fats. In the next three years, companies that want to use them will have to petition FDA for approval. The advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest first petitioned FDA to ban trans fats 11 years ago arguing this will save tens of thousands of lives.

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