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GMA Statement Regarding FDA’s Notice on the (GRAS) Status of Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs)

GMA Press Contact

Brian Kennedy

office: 202-639-5994

"Product safety is the number one priority for America’s food and beverage companies and we invest our reputations and resources to provide consumers with safe and nutritious products that meet their preferences and lifestyle needs.

"Through our efforts at product reformulation and the development of suitable alternatives, trans fats that are not naturally occurring have been drastically reduced in the food supply.  Since 2005, food manufacturers have voluntarily lowered the amounts of trans fats in their food products by over 73 percent. 

"Consumers can be confident that their food is safe and we look forward to working with the FDA to better understand their concerns and how our industry can better serve consumers."