Food and Drug Administration http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ready Or Not, Local Food Shops Brace For FDA's Trans Fats Purge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ready-or-not-local-food-shops-brace-fdas-trans-fats-purge <p>The Food and Drug Administration has a plan in the works that may affect your appetite. It wants to ban partially hydrogenated oils -- the major source of artificial trans fats in the U. S. food supply.</p><p>How will that impact St. Louis area bakeries, donut shops and grocery stores?</p><p>Like many mom-and-pop donut shops in St. Louis, the Donut Stop in Lemay fries with partially hydrogenated shortening – good for glaze retention, shelf life, and mouth feel.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Leahy 33299 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ready Or Not, Local Food Shops Brace For FDA's Trans Fats Purge Cilantro recalled for possible salmonella risk http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cilantro-recalled-possible-salmonella-risk <p>A California-based produce wholesaler is recalling more than 6,000 cartons of cilantro - including some distributed in Missouri - after a sample of the product tested positive for Salmonella.</p><p>The company says the Food and Drug Administration found the positive result at the distributor level, but the source of contamination is unknown. There are no reported illnesses.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:55:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2690 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cilantro recalled for possible salmonella risk Trans fats might be on the way out in Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trans-fats-might-be-way-out-illinois <p>Artificial trans fats might be escorted out of Illinois after House lawmakers passed a bill banning them in restaurants, school vending machines and other venues statewide, according to the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_f8740a20-65f3-11e0-a846-001a4bcf6878.html">Post Dispatch</a>.</p><p>The <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1600&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=58751&amp;SessionID=84">bill</a>, if passed in the Senate, would take effect Jan. 1, 2013.</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:46:49 +0000 Ettie Berneking 948 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Trans fats might be on the way out in Illinois