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“Trans Fat Free” Logo
- 26 Jul 2019
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In a letter sent out to food safety commissioners and food business operators, the food authority, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has stated that the food establishments which use trans-fat free fats/oils and do not have industrial trans-fat more than 0.2 gms per 100 gm of the food can display ‘Trans Fat Free’ logo in their outlets and on their food products.
- Since 2018, FSSAI has been pushing the industry to bring down the trans-fatty acids in Vanaspati, edible bakery shortenings, margarine in a phased manner.
- The trans fat content in fats and oils has already been limited to 5%. The regulator is working on further reducing the content to 3% by 2021 and 2% by 2022. The regulation, now, being extended to food products having fats and oils.
- The above commitments have been made after the World Health Organisation called for the elimination of industrially-produced trans fat from the food supply by 2023.