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    FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban.....

    The Food and Drug Administration is exploring a nationwide ban of trans fats in food. Removing trans fats from the "generally recognized as safe" list - a list that includes salt, sugar, and other typical substances - would be an incredible step for the FDA.



    The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a first step toward potentially eliminating most trans fat from the food supply, saying it has made a preliminary determination that a major source of trans fats -- partially hydrogenated oils -- is no longer "generally recognized as safe."

    While food manufacturers and restaurants have voluntarily lowered the trans-fats in the last ten years, that's not enough for the FDA and other food nannies. Some of the common foods affected will be donuts, crackers, popcorn, frozen pizza, creamers, and canned frosting.

    CNN notes that the Center for Science in the Public Interest has been pushing a campaign to get the FDA to prohibit trans fats for a long time now. This is a strange twist - CSPI was one of the groups that, in the 1980s, pushed American consumers to substitute trans fats in their diet for saturated fats.

    FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban - Kevin Glass


    Say it isn't so, your kidding me? What do you think about this? Shouldn't people regulate their own diets? What do you think this will do to the restaurant and food manufacturers?

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    Re: FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban.....

    To be fair.. most food makers have already removed Trans fat from their products and it is only a small minority of hold-outs that are resisting reality.

    As for people regulating their own diets, sure.. but the problem is people dont know or understand what the big food companies put in the food, hence we need regulation to protect the population. If it was not for these regulations then all sorts of chemicals that make food "cheaper" but dangerous would be in our food, and we would not know anything about till the day we are in the emergency room and glowing in the dark.
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    Re: FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban.....

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    To be fair.. most food makers have already removed Trans fat from their products and it is only a small minority of hold-outs that are resisting reality.

    As for people regulating their own diets, sure.. but the problem is people dont know or understand what the big food companies put in the food, hence we need regulation to protect the population. If it was not for these regulations then all sorts of chemicals that make food "cheaper" but dangerous would be in our food, and we would not know anything about till the day we are in the emergency room and glowing in the dark.


    Heya Pete. But what about these foods. They haven't been included. Despite some private industries doing so and Franchisees.

    Some of the common foods affected will be donuts, crackers, popcorn, frozen pizza, creamers, and canned frosting.....snip~


    If it affect frozen Pizza.....do you think it will affect Pizza joints that put their products out in grocers? Donuts and Canned Frosting too. That's a lot of Choccy yum yums. Besides have you ever smeared frosting on a woma.....uhm Well, That Sucks!

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    Re: FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Pete. But what about these foods. They haven't been included. Despite some private industries doing so and Franchisees.

    Some of the common foods affected will be donuts, crackers, popcorn, frozen pizza, creamers, and canned frosting.....snip~


    If it affect frozen Pizza.....do you think it will affect Pizza joints that put their products out in grocers? Donuts and Canned Frosting too. That's a lot of Choccy yum yums. Besides have you ever smeared frosting on a woma.....uhm Well, That Sucks!
    The article is miss-leading. It only effects SOME brands of those food stuffs. Go to the store, pick up a frozen pizza, and I would betcha that you can find many with no trans fat.
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    Out of curiosity but...where exactly in the Constitution does it allow the government to dictate what people can or cannot eat?
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    Re: FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Out of curiosity but...where exactly in the Constitution does it allow the government to dictate what people can or cannot eat?
    The same place it says we the people are to stupid to make our own decisions about health care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    The same place it says we the people are to stupid to make our own decisions about health care.
    so if there is somthing in the constitution where it says people have to eat waffles for breakfest on the 2nd day of every odd numbered month, would you follow that provision to the letter?

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    Re: FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    so if there is somthing in the constitution where it says people have to eat waffles for breakfest on the 2nd day of every odd numbered month, would you follow that provision to the letter?
    That's the point. The federal government was never intended to micromanage the activities of its citizens and the Constitution certainly contains nothing directing citizen activities...
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    Re: FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    so if there is somthing in the constitution where it says people have to eat waffles for breakfest on the 2nd day of every odd numbered month, would you follow that provision to the letter?
    It doesn't specify who we have to buy the waffles from, what the waffles contain (minimum standards) or if we can have syrup on them.
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    Re: FDA Proposes Trans Fat Ban.....

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    That's the point. The federal government was never intended to micromanage the activities of its citizens and the Constitution certainly contains nothing directing citizen activities...
    that was not the point i was arguing.

    if the Constitution of the united states had some pointless provision that says members of congress cannot wear Harlequin colored outfits, does the congress have to follow that provision without question like religious doctrine.

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