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Food and Nutrition

Trans Fat Monitoring Program

The Trans Fat Monitoring Program was established to analyze the trans fat content of foods that were, as indicated by earlier surveys, significant sources of trans fats, i.e. foods with high levels of trans fats or foods with lower levels of trans fats that were consumed in large quantities by a large number of consumers. The data tables include information on the total fat, the trans fat, and the saturated fat levels in foods.

The tables include information on saturated and trans fats, since scientific evidence has shown that both dietary saturated and trans fats can increase your risk of developing heart disease. Thus, companies and food manufacturers are encouraged to replace trans fats with healthier alternatives such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and to not replace trans fat with saturated fats.

The Results from the Fourth Set of Monitoring Data were posted in December 2009.

The Results from the Third Set of Monitoring Data were posted in February 2009.

The Results from the Second Set of Trans Fat Monitoring Data were posted in July 2008.

The Results from the First Set of Trans Fat Monitoring Data were posted in December 2007.