House Bill Calls For Truth In 'Trans Fat-Free' Labeling

Law360, New York (July 27, 2009, 12:13 PM ET) -- Foods containing less than 0.5 grams of trans fats — but more than zero — could be required to swap out their “trans fat-free” labels for an asterisk indicating trace amounts of the substance, under a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.

Israel submitted the Trans Fat Truth in Labeling Act of 2009 on Thursday, aimed at reversing a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy that allows companies and restaurants to declare food “trans fat-free” if it contains less...
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