Food and Drug Administration

Trans Fat Ban
5:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Ready Or Not, Local Food Shops Brace For FDA's Trans Fats Purge

Trans fats help icing hold its shape on many supermarket cakes.
Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio

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.

How will that impact St. Louis area bakeries, donut shops and grocery stores?

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.

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Cilantro recall
1:55 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Cilantro recalled for possible salmonella risk

Cilantro.
(via Flickr/karen.tkr)

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.

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.

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Other News
3:46 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Trans fats might be on the way out in Illinois

Artificial trans fats are in around 80 percent of American food products.
(via Flickr/Neil Conway)

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 Post Dispatch.

The bill, if passed in the Senate, would take effect Jan. 1, 2013.

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