Health Canada Proposing Ban Of Trans Fats In Foods
Health Canada is proposing new regulations to prohibit trans fats in all foods sold in Canada. The Agency wants to eliminate the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) – the main source of trans fats in industrially produced food.
“In the 1990s, Canadians had one of the highest intakes of trans fats in the world. Although we consume fewer trans fats today, more needs be done to reduce Canadians’ trans fat intake.”
“Since the early 2000s, Health Canada has pursued a multi-faceted approach aimed at reducing the trans fat intakes of Canadians, including mandatory trans fat labelling, setting voluntary targets for processed foods and establishing an active monitoring and open reporting program to measure industry’s progress toward meeting the voluntary targets.”
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