Americans are going to be hearing a lot more about trans-fats in the coming months. The FDA has officially announed that it will soon begin implementing steps to phase out trans-fats. Their declaration will most largely affect fast food restaurants and processed food manufacturers. Trans-fats have been widely used to not only make food taste more enticing but to also give it a longer shelf life. These companies will not have to go back to the drawing board and work to evaluate their recipes in a way that they taste the same, or very similar, using different ingredients.
Some experts predict that this decision will raise food prices nationwide. Those at Handy don’t really want to deal with that, especially after reading some takes on Twitter. While many companies are upset about the hard work to come, others can sigh a breath of relief as they voluntarily removed trans-fasts from their menu items or grocery brand items. There are approximately 500,00 companies that have previously taken steps to remove trans-fats. In the coming months and years we will begin to see changes in the way we eat, this is only the beginning.