FI­NAL NAIL IN COF­FIN FOR AR­TI­FI­CIAL TRANS FATS

Ottawa Citizen - - POLITICS -

Health Canada is tak­ing the fi­nal steps to­ward a ban on the main source of ar­ti­fi­cial trans fats in di­ets. The depart­ment says it is ban­ning par­tially hy­dro­genated oils or PHOs, which are the main source of in­dus­tri­ally pro­duced trans fats in all food sold in the coun­try, in­clud­ing in restau­rants. The oils are used in the pro­duc­tion of pas­tries, other baked goods and some pack­aged goods as a means of ex­tend­ing shelf life. The ban will come into force on Sept. 15, 2018. Af­ter that, it will be il­le­gal to sell any food con­tain­ing PHOs.

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