STATEMENT OF KRISTIN ROWE-FINKBEINER, CEO and Executive Director, MomsRising.org, On the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Preliminary Determination on Trans Fats
November 7, 2013
Moms Praise Agency Action on Trans Fats, Say Further Eliminating Additive Will Improve Health
“There is no real need to add trans fats to the foods we and our families eat and every reason not to. The Food and Drug Administration’s preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, which are the primary source of trans fats in processed food are not safe is most welcome.
“In a nation struggling with heart disease and overweight, any efforts to reduce unhealthy fats in our diet is important. At MomsRising.org, we strongly support the FDA’s move to improve our nation’s health. We know that many manufacturers have voluntarily reduced the amount of trans fats in processed foods and now it’s time to take the next step and remove this unhealthy additive from all the foods we eat.”