The Food and Drug Administration has required that saturated fat and dietary cholesterol be listed on food labels since 1993. On Jan.1, 2006, listing of trans fat was required as well. With trans fat added to the Nutrition Facts panel, you will know how much of all three--saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol--are in the foods you choose. Identifying saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol on the food label gives you the information you need to make food choices.
Source: Food and Drug Administration - www.fda.gov