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House Bill Would Tighten Rules Regarding Trans Fat Labeling Of Food Products

December 2, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
A N.Y. congressman has introduced a bill to clarify trans fats labeling on food packages. Currently, food products with less than half a gram of trans fats are allowed by the FDA to claim  “0 grams trans fat” on the label. Rep. Steve Israel’s (D-N.Y.) legislation would amend the requirement to put an asterisk in the “amount per serving” column and note at the bottom that the food “contains less than0.5 grams trans fat”. Foods that acttually contain no trans fats could continue to state that on the label.
Lydia Zuraw , "NY Congressman Reintroduces Bill to Close Trans Fat Labeling Loophole", Food Safety News, December 02, 2013, © Food Safety News
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