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J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Jun;106(6):867-80.

New and existing oils and fats used in products with reduced trans-fatty acid content.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA.


The US Food and Drug Administration's final ruling on trans-fatty acid labeling issued in 2003 has caused a rapid transformation in the fat and oil industries. Novel ingredients and improved technologies are emerging to replace partially hydrogenated fats in foods. We present an overview of the structure and formation of trans fatty acids in foods, and a comprehensive review of the newly formulated products and current procedures practiced by the edible oil industry to reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids in response to the Food and Drug Administration's regulations mandating trans fat labeling of foods.

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