CVS Says It Has Removed Artificial Trans Fat Contributor From All Exclusive Store Brands, In Advance Of Mid-2018 Deadline

By Emma Court Markets MarketWatch Pulse

CVS Health Corp. said early Wednesday that the company has removed partially hydrogenated oils from all exclusive store brands, or over 600 snack and groceries, in advance of the Food and Drug Administration's mid-2018 deadline. The company said that since January, all CVS-developed snack and grocery products have been free of artificial trans fats. The FDA said in June of 2015 that partially hydrogenated oils, which are a primary dietary contributor to processed foods' artificial trans fat, are not "generally recognized as safe" in human food and needed to be removed from products. CVS shares have lifted 8.4% over the last three months, compared with a 5.7% rise in the S&P 500 .

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