CHICAGO -- Trans fatty acids are expected to be the next big consumer health concern, the Food Marketing Institute said last week during the FMI Show. Trans fat, found in foods such as vegetable shortening, some margarines, crackers, candies, baked goods, cookies, snack foods, fried foods, salad dressings, and many processed foods, is believed to increase LDL cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol) and lower HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol). Food manufacturers have until Jan. 1, 2006, to ...

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