Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Are You Eating Trans Fat Involuntarily?

According to a report released by My Healthy News Daily, the current Food and Drug Administration policy regarding the way trans fats are labeled on food is misleading, and prevents consumers from knowing the true amount of trans fat in their food.
The law allows foods that contain less than 0.5 grams of fat to be labeled as containing zero grams of fat. Foods with more than 5 grams of fat are required to use one gram increments.If a product has 0.49 grams of trans fat, manufacturers can label its trans fat content as zero.
Consuming as few as three such food items could lead a person to exceed the recommended intake of 1.11 grams daily.

Source: My Healthy News Daily

No comments:

Post a Comment