Consumers won't find any foods with artificial transfats in Whole Foods Market stores, the co-chief executive of the grocery chain told CNBC on Friday.
The assertion by Walter Robb of Whole Foods in a "Squawk Box" interview followed news that the Food and Drug Administration proposed banning transfats in processed food ranging from cookies to frozen pizza on safety concerns. The agency said Thursday that reducing the consumption of these fats could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease a year.
(Read more: FDA to ban artery-clogging transfats)
Robb predicted that "as time progresses more and more of these sorts of issues are going to come out, where you're going to see the linkage between some of these preservatives and ingredients and the quality of the food."
"We'll get you a delicious cinnamon roll without the transfats," he said in response to a question about whether the government should be making these kinds of decisions for consumers.