With the US Food and Drug Administration announcing mandatory labelling of trans fatty acids from January 2006, the issue of their effect on health is in the public eye as never before. The USFDA stressed that educating the public over the health problems associated with trans fats would go hand-in-hand with the labelling initiative. But just-food.com's Hugh Westbrook has discovered that apparently trustworthy information is not as accurate as it may first appear to be.