Comment Period On Trans-Fat Ban Extended

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the standard 60 day comment period by an additional 60 days on the agency’s proposal to remove partially hydrogenated oils from its list of ingredients that are “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS).  This new regulation, should it be finalized, will effectively ban trans-fats from all foods.  The…

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FDA Moves To Ban Trans Fats

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday published a Federal Register notice that partially hydrogenated oils (P.H.O.s) should no longer be considered safe – the end result of which will be a total ban on artificial trans fats.  Notice in the Federal Register constitutes a preliminary determination that PHOs are not “generally recognized…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

July 14th – Enviormental Reform, Energy Saving Grants, Hall of Fame Nominations

North Carolina’s Changing Environment – North Carolina takes a different view of environmental considerations when it comes to rezoning proposals and the jobs it can represent.  Currently, in Charlotte, residents may protest rezoning issues and force a supermajority requirement on the Charlotte City Council.  The legislature however is within one final vote of passing the Create…

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