Trans fat is poison, plain and simple. POISON. There should be ZERO tolerance on the part of our government to allow ANY trans fat in our food (or pet food.. check the ingredients). However, they buckle under pressure from all the lobbyists representing the food industries that profit from trans fat. We as the consumers need to ban together and demand that this poison be removed from our food... completely removed, not reduced. Trans fat causes diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, etc, etc. The link between trans fat and type 2 diabetes is quite clear! Here is the direct link to write a personal letter to the FDA:
I recommend that you first write out your complaint using their online form, then copy it, and let them know that you are copying it to both your state and federal representatives. I'd then follow up with a phone call about a week later to let them know you mean business and that you would like a direct response from them.
Here's a link to get your federal representative's contact information:
and here is a link to find your state representatives:
and it wouldn't hurt to copy the mayor and county commissioners in your area. Some cities are banning trans fat from restaurants... a good step in the right direction.
If you wouldn't mind, could you also post a comment on this site, preferably under this post, to let me (and my readers) know that you have contacted them and feel free to paste a copy here as well. I WILL publish any correspondence you send in.
If we don't stop this source of artificial food/poison in our food, we are going to end up with an entire nation of people with diabetes/heart disease/related metabolic disorders. The statistics are alarming and the evidence is overwhelming at this point. The food companies may have a lot of money but at the end of the day they don't vote!