FDA removes artificial trans fat from nation's food supply

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced its final determination that partially hydrogenated oil, commonly known as trans fat, is no longer “generally recognized as safe.”

The action, according to Acting FDA Commissioner Stephen Ostroff, MD, “is expected to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year.”

APHA and the public health community cheered the announcement. read more