The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced ;Tuesday that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, must be removed from all food products in the United States within the next three years. “Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence,” the agency says, PHOs are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in human food.
How often has this happened to you? You’re digging through the refrigerator looking for something to eat when suddenly you notice the “sell-by” date on the package. It’s several days past, so you toss the food out.