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Trans Fat Ban

A Helpful Guide to Avoid Popular Food Products That Still Contain Trans Fats

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

We can continue to push food companies to remove trans fats, and we can avoid them for now by knowing where they still lurk. A simple task to do when you are grocery shopping is to browse the ingredient list and check for the words partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oil. Plain and simple.

Americans Are Eating More Butter Now Than They Have In The Past 40 Years

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

In a slightly ironic turn of events, increasingly health-conscious Americans have rediscovered a passion for a notoriously unhealthy ingredient: butte...

Trans Fats: Deadly Consequences of FDA Inaction

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Once again, the market and food producer's profits trump public health. How many people have been harmed while the FDA gave food companies time to reformulate?

Goodbye Trans Fats: What That Really Means for You

Rachel Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Berman

Our food supply is wrought with artificial ingredients that have either been proven to be detrimental to our health, or their health impact is unclear. The bottom line to remember in light of this potential trans fat ban is that not only one ingredient, or lack thereof, does a healthy diet make.

Out of the Trans Fats and Into the Liars

Brian Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Ross

Unless they ban the twin-terror of HCFS, any claims by the FDA about the GRAS change of trans fats improving the public health are doubtful indeed.

Will You Even Notice The Trans Fat Ban?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 11/13/2013 08:00 AM EST on LiveScience If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed b...

Trans Fat Doesn't Stir Much 'Nanny State' Debate

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 01.11.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — They are among our most personal daily decisions: what to eat or drink. Maybe what to inhale. Now that the gov...

Pundit Compares Being Gay To Trans Fats: 'A Hazard To Human Health'

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

You can count the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer among the conservative pundits angered by the Senate's approval of the Employment Non-Di...

Did Bloomberg Lead The Way For FDA's Trans Fat Ban?

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 11.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Artificial trans fats were as American as apple pie when New York City's health-conscious mayor, Michael Bloomberg, push...

Can You Taste The Difference Of No Trans Fat? Probably Not

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 11.07.2013 | Taste

Will the new ban actually affect the flavor of our food?

5 Foods That Still Have Trans Fats -- But Won't For Long

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Good news: The Food and Drug Administration plans to officially ban trans fats. Research has long shown that these fatty acids, despite being cheap to...

FDA To Ban Artery-Clogging Trans Fats

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade....

The Deadly Fake Fat Lurking In The Supermarket -- Still!

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is renewing its call to the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, here are some trans fat traps that our investigators found on a recent tour of the supermarket.

POLL: NYC Soda Ban Gets Support From Big Names, But Are You Convinced?

Posted 07.23.2012 | New York

Just a day away from Tuesday's public hearing on the proposal to end the sale of large, sugary drinks in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg is seeking to ...

Is New York's Trans Fat Ban Working?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York

WASHINGTON -- Turns out it's possible to make a fast-food lunch a bit healthier even without skipping the fries. New York City now has hard evidence ...

School Trans Fat Ban Passes In Colo. Senate

Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver

The leanest state in the nation is taking big strides to retain that unique distinction -- the Colorado Senate passed a bill that would ban trans fats...

Nation's Leanest State Considers Trans-Fat Ban In Schools

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.29.2012 | Denver

By KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press DENVER -- The nation's leanest state is taking aim at junk food in school cafeterias as it considers the nation'...

Trans Fat: Hiding In Plain Sight

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to get rid of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, avoid products like these.

Betty Crocker, It's Time to Hang up Your Spoon and Apologize to America!

Margaret Cochran, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home
Margaret Cochran, Ph.D.

You were always an icon of American cookery, a fail-safe, someone who had my culinary back. And now, well now, it's over!

'Doughnut Caucus' Blocks Ban On Trans Fats

Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

Lawmakers in the Illinois State Senate rejected a proposal to ban trans fats in many foods almost as emphatically as their colleagues in the House had...

State House Passes Landmark Ban On Unhealthy Fats

Posted 06.13.2011 | Chicago

Illinois could become only the second state in the country to ban an unhealthy type of fats, if a bill passed by the State House becomes law. Trans...

Let's Banish Nudges and Bans

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Miller

Nudges and Bans have become all the rage today. We were told recently how in New York, there is a drive to prevent people who are on food stamps fro...

Our big problem

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alan Miller

In this weekend's Wall Street Journal Theodore Dalrymple (the pen name for Anthony Daniels, a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist) was only the lat...

Has the Ban on Trans Fats Made Foods Healthier?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

It may seem obvious that banning trans fats would make foods healthier, but initially, I did not think it would be so.

Report: Trans Fat Limits Lead To Healthier Foods

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — Holy fish sticks! Scientists finally have some good news about fat in our foods. Contrary to fears, most food manufacturers and r...