Background Information on Trans Fats and Partially Hydrogenated Oils
As you might already be aware, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a final ruling (June 16, 2015) on their previous tentative determination (November 2013) that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in food, be removed from the “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS) list.
We are offering the related IFIC Foundation resources below for those who have interest in learning more about the GRAS process and nutrition science that FDA reviews when making such decisions.
A Food Ingredients Journey to Your Dinner Table: IFIC Foundation’s GRAS infographic
Recap of IFIC Foundation’s educational session, “TRANSitioning to No Partially Hydrogenated Oils,” at the 2014 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo with Drs. Mitch Cheeseman and Janet Collins
- Dietary Fats: Balancing Health and Flavor: IFIC Foundation fats-focused resource released Nov. 4, 2013.
- Facts on Fat: In this video, Dr. Eric Decker, Professor of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts, and Bonnie Taub-Dix, MS, RD discuss the role of fat in our diet.
Additionally, IFIC has conducted consumer research that may also be of interest:
- 2015 IFIC Foundation Food & Health Survey
- Q: Have consumers recently changed their opinion about eating saturated fat? A: click here
- Q: What types of oil do consumers view as healthful? A: click here
- Q: What types of fat (including trans and partially hydrogenated oil) do consumers view as healthful? A: clike here
- To view the hour-long Health Professionals webcast of Survey results, click here
- To view the bonus Q&A from the webcast, click here
- Exploring Consumer Attitudes Regarding Portion Management and Dietary Fat
- Fitting Dietary Fats into a Healthful Diet—A Consumer Point of View
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