The 60-day comment period set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its proposal to revoke the generally recognized as safe status of partially hydrogenated oils may be extended, a food law attorney suggests. John Moore of Venable LLP said the schedule is short, considering the complexity of the issue, and that industry will push FDA to extend the deadline. He also predicts food manufacturers will propose alternatives to a PHO ban, such as new labeling or trans-fat limits.

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