Unsafe Food Additives – PART 1 – Trans fats

Walter Willett, chairman of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health, estimated that trans fat was causing tens of thousands of fatal heart attacks annually. So in 2004, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petitioned the FDA to ban partially hydrogenated oil. Eight years later, the FDA still has not done so, and some foods — like Marie Callender’s Lattice Apple Pie, Pillsbury Grands! Buttermilk Biscuits, Pop Secret popcorn, and White Castle Chocolate Frosted Donuts — still contain copious amounts of the deadly fat. (Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, and Iceland have all essentially banned the use of partially hydrogenated oil.)

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