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10 Things Disappearing From America

From pensions to paid vacations, these things won't be around forever

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Trans Fats

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Hey 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.

Such a ruling would affect products from brand names such as Mondelez’s (MDLZ) Chips Ahoy!, General Mills’ (GIS) Bisquick, Diamond Foods’ (DMND) Pop Secret and even Girl Scout cookies.

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