FDA Targets Trans Fat in Processed Foods

Partially hydrogenated oils, which are a major dietary source of trans fat, may soon become unapproved food additives.

Over the past decade, many companies have reduced the amount of trans fat in their products, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that further reducing trans fat could prevent thousands of deaths and heart attacks each year.

Learn about the Food and Drug Administration’s preliminary findings on partially hydrogenated oils and find out what you can do to avoid trans fat.


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Dangerous Supplement Now Sold as ‘WOW’

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm333188.htm


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Deaths Linked to 5-Hour Energy Drink

“The FDA confirms that 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizationsare connected to the popular ‘supplement.’”

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20121115/5-hour-energy-shots-linked-to-13-deaths?ecd=wnl_day_111512&ctr=wnl-day-111512_ld-stry&mb=


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Don’t Spoil Your Summer Picnic Season

“Corn on the cob, potato salad and hamburgers are all part of a delicious menu at summer BBQs and cookouts. However, these familiar favorites can turn deadly in the summer heat. Food-related diseases are preventable, yet affect millions and kill thousands each year. Read how to protect you and your family from food-borne illness this summer with the FDA’s, “Eating Outdoors, Food Facts” education document.”

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/UCM239489.pdf

http://www.mmsend47.com/link.cfm?r=1015431701&sid=20187519&m=2212828&u=NACCHO&j=11119416&s=http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/UCM239489.pdf


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Anti-obesity pill Belvig gets FDA OK

“The FDA denied approval for Arena’s drug in 2010 after scientists raised concerns about tumors that developed in animals studied with the drug. The company resubmitted the drug with additional data earlier this year, and the FDA said there was little risk of tumors in humans.”

http://mobile.cleveland.com/advcleve/pm_29209/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=nkdw4Ius


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HCG Diet Products Are Illegal

“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to steer clear of these “homeopathic” human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) weight-loss products. ”

“Any [weight] loss is from severe calorie restriction. Not from the HCG.”

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm281333.htm


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