No Hiding Most Trans Fats

By Janet Raloff, 15:49 PM April 15, 2008

The current federal food-labeling law requires that manufacturers identify the major nutrients in processed foods, including total fat. Moreover, the law mandates that the "Nutrition Facts" section of each label separately list nutrients that can pose significant health risks, such as saturated fats. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration announced that beginning in 2006, it will require food processors and dietary-supplement makers to also reveal quantities of another notorious member ...

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