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The San Francisco Chronicle reports on how food manufacturers, while opposing federal regulations that require the disclosure of trans fats in their products by 2006, already are moving to create products that do not contain the artery-clogging substance.

J.M. Smucker, for example, has just introduced a trans-fat-free version of Crisco, the vegetable shortening…a move similar to that made by Campbell's earlier this year, when it introduced a trans fat-free version of its Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers. Both Frito Lay and Kraft have said they are looking for ways to replace trans fat in their products.

Trans fat is said to be the most dangerous fat in the food supply because it increases levels of bad cholesterol even faster than saturated fats such as butter. The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine concluded last year that there is no safe level of trans fat in the diet.
KC's View:
Good for these companies. There have been a few organizations out there that have questioned the labeling law, which makes no sense to us considering the science seems pretty confident about the damage trans fats can do.