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  1. #1 Is there any enforced law that if trans oils/fats in food products are partially/hydrogenated they must be listed in the ingredients list? 
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    Okay, so i read that almost all mayonnaise brands contains hydrogenated fat. i also know hydrogenated oils contain trans fats. and i know trans fats are darn bad for health, and its ideal to eat 0% of it.

    but is there any enforced law that says if there are trans fats in food products that partially/fully hydrogenate their oils, do they need to list it down?

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    1) nutritional information list
    2) ingredients list
    3) both?

    also, what happens if the product does not have nutritional information?
    cause i work in KFC, and the mayonnaise has no nutritional information, and the only thing i found about the oils used are just: "Vegetable Oils"


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    FDA regulations allow food to be labeled zero grams trans fat if it contains less than 0.5 grams per serving. So you still need to check for the hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats. The mayonnaise probably doesn't have any trans fat. I think the vegetable oil would have to be labeled hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated if it was. According to the article below, KFC quit using trans fat to fry food in 2007.
    http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ne...out-trans-fats

    Guidance for Industry: <em>Trans</em> Fatty Acids in Nutrition Labeling, Nutrient Content Claims, Health Claims; Small Entity Compliance Guide

    Dressings and Sauces - Health - Mayonaise


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    woah thanks harold!!! u've given me a lot of help,

    however, i still see whipped potatoes' ingredients have partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.
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