Artificial trans fat may be on the way out, but it's still in a lot of products. So, it's up to consumers to read the nutrition labels, according to Consumer Reports.
Trans fat used to be a staple in fried foods , baked goods and margarine. Now, many have been reformulated and are labeled zero grams of trans fat per serving.
The Food and Drug Administration has taken steps to essentially ban trans fat, declaring partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fat, are no longer generally recognized as safe.
"Trans fat can raise your risk of heart disease because if increases your cholesterol levels, specifically the levels of LDL or bad cholesterol," said Consumer Reports' Trisha Calvo.
Still, many products still have it.
A can of Duncan Hines Creamy Frosting has 1.5 grams in two tablespoons. One tablespoon of Land O Lakes Margarine has three grams. A better choice is I Can't Believe It's Not Butter with zero grams.
Marie Callender's Dutch Apple Pie has three grams per serving, but Sara Lee's Apple Pie lists zero grams.
Bisquick Original has one gram of trans fat in a third of a cup. Bisquick Heart Smart has none.
But, even some foods like Crisco, that list zero grams may still contain trans fat if you see "partially hydrogenated oi" in the ingredients.
"Manufacturers can say zero grams of trans fat on a label if a product contains less than half a gram of trans fat per serving," Calvo said. "But, there's no amount of trans fat that's good for you."