Transfat

@CatEyes (2449)
United States
February 5, 2007 10:50pm CST
What do you guys think of the new no trans fat ban in restaurants and stores? I read in prevention that even though the label says 0 trans fat, by the regulations they could have up to .5 g of it in their product PER serving. A good example would be Oreo cookies. Wow, by the end of the day one could be packing in quite a bit trans fat any way. I guess it is better than the other way around.
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7 responses
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I was not aware with the existence of transfat not until i watched a korean news and its subject is transfat. And i looked it up on the net to gain more information, i was shocked coz i don't usually check the back label of what i buy at the grocery store. Now i make it a point to check the nutrition fact at the back of the food items i buy at the grocery store. By the way thanks to mylot community i am now aware about transfat and i gain more information.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Again we are getting too far from the garden. Also you should be making your own goodies. Still could be fatty but more natural and better for you. Trans fat has always concerned me. I hated it when the beef tallow came out the oil at McD's. Such a shame that legislation had to occur for us to go back to more whole type foods. I am hurrying to find recipes for all my favorite junk food while I still can. Since it is quite ok once in a while. Which is all we were ever able to do.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
I have never heard of Transfat, is this somethng new...not another thing I have to look out for....OH NO :(
• United States
26 Feb 07
I think that the trans fat ban is acceptable. It is definitely a way to protect the consumer from an, otherwise, undetectable hazard. You are right about the transfat labelling. In order to determine if a food has transfat, one should look for the words "partially hydrogenated oil" or "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil". I was appalled to find out that my favorite food peanut butter was listed as having no transfat, but did have the "partially hydrogenated oil". Therefore, my peanut butter has less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving. Unfortunately, I eat more than one serving per day and the transfat adds up.
@vetsmom_rgv (1083)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I think it is a good thing, and people are making such a big deal out of it, when it really isn't. yeah, i heard about that as well. and about oreos, don't eat that many anyways, we just have to learn to eat in moderation! It helps a bit that they're doing this for us.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Having .5g is a lot better than 5 or 6g, which is sometimes what there was in some cookies, etc. I used to eat. I'm trying to cut down on the sweet snacks I eat in general, so if I have something that has bad fats or a lot of sugar,it's still a small part of my daiy diet. (Of course,cutting down doesn't always work in practice!)
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I agree with you, it is better than the other way around. I guess they feel like they have to have some fat in it inorder for it to taste a little bit better or something.