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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AI15 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Revocation of Uses of Partially Hydrogenated Oils in Foods 

In the Federal Register of June 17, 2015 (80 FR 34650), we published a declaratory order announcing our final determination that there is no longer a consensus among qualified experts that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for any use in human food. In the Federal Register of May 21, 2018 (83 FR 23382), we denied a food additive petition requesting that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of PHOs in certain food applications. We are now planning to issue a direct final rule and companion proposed rule to update our regulations to remove all mention of partially hydrogenated oils from FDA's GRAS regulations and as an optional ingredient in standards of identity. We are also revoking all prior sanctions for uses of PHOs in food.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 101.4    21 CFR 161.190    21 CFR 164.150    21 CFR 184.1472    21 CFR 184.1555    21 CFR 186.1551   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321    21 U.S.C. 341    21 U.S.C. 342    21 U.S.C. 343    21 U.S.C. 348    21 U.S.C. 371    21 U.S.C. 379e   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Direct Final Rule  02/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Ellen Anderson
Consumer Safety Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
HFS-265, 4300 River Road,
College Park, MD 20740
Phone:240 402-1309