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November 7th, 2013
05:51 PM ET

Say goodbye to trans fats?

(CNN) – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a first step toward potentially eliminating most trans fat from the food supply, saying it has made a preliminary determination that a major source of trans fats - partially hydrogenated oils - is no longer "generally recognized as safe."

Chef Mike Isabella, of Graffiato and Kapnos restaurants in Washington, D.C., and a Top Chef alumni, said he does not use trans fats in any of his restaurants.

"Even if we wanted to preserve stuff, we do more of a classic style, preserving, pickling, smoking, curing," said Isabella. "I'm definitely not planning on ever using it."
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