Once considered a healthier alternative to animal fats, trans fat will be soon pushed out of packed foods such as microwave popcorns, frostings and frozen pizzas. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a final three-year timetable to eliminate artificial trans fats from the edible products.
The FDA said, "The reason behind the anticipated ban is that trans fats, which are usually added to processed foods via partially hydrogenated oils, are not recognized as safe for use in human food. It contributes significantly to clogged arteries and heart disease."
The FDA estimates that striking trans fats from the American diet could prevent an astonishing 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 heart disease-related deaths each year.