Camire Quoted in WebMD Article on Trans Fats

Mary Ellen Camire, a University of Maine professor of food science and human nutrition and president of the Institute of Food Technologists, was quoted in a WebMD article about the FDA cutting the use of partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of artificial trans fats, in processed food. Food makers will have three years to remove partially hydrogenated oils from products, the agency said in a statement. Experts can’t determine if there’s any safe level of trans fats to eat, and food makers have found substitutes for the controversial fats, according to the article. “In my gut, I don’t think it’s that big a threat to public health,” Camire said. “But in light of consumer concerns it probably is a good thing to do.”