They will then study the issue a bit more and gather competing testimony from scientists and manufacturers as to why the recommendation should not be made permanent. This is (I think ) a 60 day window. Its usually a formality - with data this strong, this wont be overturned. The next step is a final recommendation to remove trans fats from the GRAS (Generally recognized as safe) list, which becomes part of the FDA regulations, which is functionally a ban.
They were reporting on what all the MS Media New sources reported concerning the FDA and from what the FDA stated themselves. Nov 7th 2013.
Would you prefer Local, AP or Huff-Po? Wait, here is Reuters.....
FDA seeks to ban trans fats in processed foods due to health risks
FDA seeks to ban trans fats in processed foods due to health risks | Reuters
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed banning artificial trans fats in processed food ranging from cookies to frozen pizza, citing the risk of heart disease
At the other end of the food chain, the American Soybean Association said that seed and technology companies have developed soybean varieties rich in high oleic fatty acids that eliminate the need for partial hydrogenation. "Significant quantities" of such high oleic soybean oil should be in the marketplace by 2016, the group said.
The FDA's proposal is subject to a 60-day public comment period in which food companies are expected to outline how long they expect it to take them to reformulate products.....snip~
What I was attempting to illustrate is that the Constitution, as it was intended to be, is a document that isn't a hard set of rules but more guidelines. The second amendment, for example, could have been interpreted in one of the other manner's in which I explained. However, it was not (thank God) and here we are.
Another example is the "separation of church and state". That is nowhere in the Constitution. It is an interpretation by Thomas Jefferson that was used at the Supreme Court to establish further clarification and interpretation of the 1st Amendment. If the Constitution were a rule book, we wouldn't need Supreme Court hearings on the validity of the "individual mandate" in the ACA. It would be black and white case.
I get where you're coming from in that there are certain portions and verbiage in Constitution that is crystal clear. I got that. All I am saying is that most of it is not crystal clear. It requires us as human beings to exercise good judgement when applying the words of it to our government. Like I said earlier, we have failed in this task.
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