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Harvard Scientist Calls for Ban on Trans Fat



Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health told food manufacturers and food professionals at the IFT Food Expo 2007 in Chicago that limiting and labeling trans fatty acids in food is not enough, adding that Denmark had taken the right approach by banning it altogether.

Denmark introduced legislation in 2004 that required locally and imported foods to contain less than 2% industrially made trans fat acids, a move that effectively abolished the use of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in the country.

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