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FDA Allows More Time To Chew The Fat On Trans Fat

Apparently, a lot of voices want to be heard on regulating trans fat. Because of a larger-than-anticipated number of stakeholder requests for speaking time, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration is adding another 60 days to the comment period on its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in foods.

The original cutoff was Jan. 8, but the FDA is granting an extension to March 8.

Comments may be submitted electronically to the FDA at regulations.gov. Use docket number FDA-2013-N-1317.

Comments also may be sent to the FDA at: Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), FDA, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All submissions must include the agency name and docket number.

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