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FDA Sets 2018 Deadline to Rid Foods of Trans Fats - Health Care and Life Sciences News

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Health Care and Life Sciences News

Posted on: Jul 6, 2015

By Ammon R. Fillmore, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC

On Tuesday, June 16, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils - the source of trans fats – are no longer "generally recognized as safe" for use in human food and has given the food industry thee years to eliminate them from the food supply. The decision is estimated to prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 heart disease related deaths each year. Read more here

This post was written by Ammon R. Fillmore, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Health Care and Life Sciences Section page, please email Rachel Beachy at


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