Proposal to cut trans fats
draft notification of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India proposes to limit the maximum level of trans fatty acids to five per cent (by weight of total quantity), in fats, oils and hydrogenated vegetable oils. In India, the present maximum limit for trans fatty acids is 10 per cent by weight. The notification was first released in November and is open for suggestions and objections by the public till February 2015. The draft, however, does not talk about regulations on labelling and packaging. The final notification would be implemented from August 2016.