House bill is reintroduced to amend trans fat labeling

12/2/2013 |

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., has reintroduced a bill that would require more transparent labeling of trans fat on food packaging. An FDA requirement allows companies to label food as "0g" trans fat if the product contains no more than 0.4 gram per serving. Israel's legislation would require an asterisk, with a note indicating the product has "less than 0.5 grams trans fat." Israel says that under the existing rule, consumers might exceed the recommended limit of 2 grams per day by eating multiple servings.

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