Trans FatsHey hey hey, gooooodbye.
Trans fats are an unsaturated fat that’s typically created artificially and used in manufactured foods. For years, studies have linked them to a growing number of conditions, including obesity and even heart disease, and as a result, many companies have been abandoning their use of trans fats
But now, it appears they’re on the fast track out — in the U.S., at least.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a preliminary decision that partially hydrogenated oils — of which trans fats are a byproduct — are not “generally recognized as safe,” which could lead to an effective ban of artificial trans fats’ use in American foods.