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or trans′ fat`,

1. a trans-fatty acid.
2. trans-fatty acids collectively.
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The agency has required the nutrition labels on packaged foods to list their trans fat content since 2006, and many companies eliminated them or cut the amount to levels that would allow their products to be sold as trans-fat free.
Foods that actually don't contain any trans-fat could still list "0g" on the label.
The purpose of this study is to assess the accuracy of fast food trans-fat labelling and the validity of "no trans-fat" claims.
California restaurants are not allowed to use artificial trans-fat as of Jan.
In the study, the Harvard researchers found a strong connection between trans-fat and women with coronary heart disease.
Restaurants and food companies are producing trans-fat free products by using blends of certain oils, especially the tropical oils like palm and coconut, that have a naturally higher level of saturation, which makes them solid at room temperature," explains Heller.
Dr Wayne Anderson, chief specialist of food science with the FSAI, said: "Public awareness of trans-fat in foods has been increasing over the past few years amid scientific evidence that they have very unfavourable effects on blood cholesterol levels.
Yum said it would start using low linolenic soybean oil, a zero trans-fat cooking oil.
com reported on January 3, 2007: "Over the last few years, makers of packaged food have raced to eliminate or reduce trans fats, spurred by a Food & Drug Administration rule requiring nutritional labels to list trans-fat content starting in 2006.
5 grams of trans-fat per serving over a six-month period.

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