Learn to read labels for trans fats

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(KPLR) – Some of the foods people are eating today could soon be on an "illegal food list". Jamie Nilson, RD, LD, is a clinical dietitian at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. She spoke with Christine Buck about being label literate. You should know what food have trans fats.

The FDA just announced plans to eliminate most trans fat from the food supply by officially designating the artificial fats as no longer "generally recognized as safe."

This move could mean partially hydrogenated oils will become food additives that could not be used in food without approval.

Foods with unapproved additives cannot legally be sold in the U.S.

Currently, trans fat can be found in many processed foods and has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

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