Special report examines concerns surrounding proposed PHO ban

04/22/2014 | FoodNavigator

Concerns surrounding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's proposal to rescind the GRAS classification of partially hydrogenated oils are examined in detail in this special report. Among the considerations are alternatives to a total ban on PHOs, the expected effect of the ban on coronary heart disease rates, and how to determine an appropriate time frame for the food industry to phase out PHOs. While the soybean industry favors a longer implementation period, palm oil suppliers argue that feasible alternatives are already available.

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