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On January 24, 1996, after $200 million and 25 years of study by Procter & Gamble, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved another fat substitute called Olestra. At this time, the product is approved for use only in snack foods such as potato, corn and tortilla chips, and crackers. The company plans to use the fat substitute under the trade name Olean. This publication discusses the facts of this fat substitute.