Ban on trans fat already a reality in some grocery stores

Some major grocery store chains are already cutting trans fats from their products under new guidelines set by the FDA. Wegmans is one of many

Wegmans is one of many stores, restaurants and fast food chains that have already removed the ingredient, considered bad for your heart.

Wegmans is one of many stores, restaurants and fast food chains that have already removed the ingredient, considered bad for your heart. (11/7/13)

WOODBRIDGE - Some major grocery store chains are already cutting trans fats from their products under new guidelines set by the FDA.

Wegmans is one of many stores, restaurants and fast food chains that have already removed the ingredient, considered bad for your heart. It is primarily found in products like margarine, frosting, and some baked and fried goods.

Many customers are happy with the planned FDA ban, as long as taste, quality, cost and health aren't affected.

"As long as they find something better and it doesn't increase prices too much, it's a good thing," says Bob Paul, of Sewaren.

A Wegmans spokesperson told News 12 New Jersey the FDA must be confident the fats chosen to replace trans fats are no worse for our health.

Wegmans has been working to remove trans fat from store brand products for more than 20 years.

The FDA says it isn't rushing companies and will establish a timeline for its goal of making America trans-fat free.

The move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 2,000 deaths a year, according to the FDA.
 

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