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April 14, 1987

Reps. Dan Glickman (D-Kan.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said they will introduce legislation next week to force food processors to disclose when highly saturated tropical oils are used in their products. Under current law, the lawmakers said, coconut, palm and palm kernel oils are classified as vegetable oils, and food products containing them can carry labels stating they were made with "100% vegetable shortening." The tropical oils "invite heart disease by raising blood cholesterol levels," he said.

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