FDA's Trans Fat Plan Would Fuel Failure-To-Warn Suits

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 8:16 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Thursday proposal seeking to remove trans fats from processed foods will likely help plaintiffs build a new blitz of failure-to-warn suits against food manufacturers by seizing on the agency's finding that the artificial, artery-clogging substance has no nutritional value and is harmful in any quantity, experts say.

The FDA's move to remove partially hydrogenated oils — the primary source of trans fats in processed foods — from its "generally recognized as safe" category of foods could pave the way for...
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