Favorite foods may no longer be on store shelves with new FDA regulation
Soon shoppers may no longer see frozen waffles or Ramen noodles in grocery stores, not until their ingredients change at least.
These products contain trans fat.
According to a preliminary notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released Thursday, these fats could soon be outlawed.
If the FDA finalizes the notice, food containing trans fat will no longer be “generally recognized as safe” and won’t be sold in the U.S.
Foods with trans fat include packaged foods like cake mixes and soups.
Also frozen foods like pies or pizza and spreads like margarine, according to WebMD.com
This will also affect the fast food industry because many restaurants cook with oils that include this form of fat.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said officials believe eliminating these fats could lower the death rate from heart disease by about 7,000 people and prevent around 20,000 heart attacks a year.
Foods like meat and dairy products will not change since they have trans fat in them naturally.