Tuesday’s decision “is probably the single most important thing the FDA has ever done for the healthfulness of the food supply,” said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, which first petitioned FDA to ban trans fats 11 years ago.
That’s an excerpt from the Indianapolis Star‘s recent article about the FDA’s decision to finally ban trans fats.
In what’s been an ongoing conversation for over 10 years, the FDA has ruled that artificial trans fats must go by 2018. This will be a huge wake up call to restaurants and huge packaged food manufacturers because it will cause them to drastically alter some of their recipes. Removing artificial trans fats will make the deadly hydrogenated oils used in foods go away, which deserves a huge round of applause.
According to the Indy Star’s article, Indiana has the 13th highest death rate when it comes to heart disease in the US. We also know that Indianapolis is one of the least fit cities in our country. The ban on using artificial trans fats is a huge step in the right direction for not only our state, but our country! It’s great to see the FDA do the right thing.
This will help promote healthy hearts around the country, leading to longer/healthier lives! Read up on the entire details of the ban here!