USFDA revokes GRAS status for partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)

USFDA revokes GRAS status for partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)

Based on the available scientific evidence and the findings of expert scientific panels, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) has made a final determination that there is no longer a consensus among qualified experts that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), which are the primary dietary source of industrially-produced trans fatty acids (IP-TFA) are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for any use in human food. This action responds, in part, to citizen petitions we received, and we base our determination on available scientific evidence and the findings of expert scientific panels establishing the health risks associated with the consumption of trans fat…… Read

Source: Federal Register | Final Determination Regarding Partially Hydrogenated Oils

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