Anti-fat bri­gade comes to ban trans-fat in your diet

Weekly Trust - - Health -

in­el­i­gi­ble to sit on kitchen shelves in homes, in restau­rants, fast food joints. It is an­tic­i­pated tak­ing on the trans fatty acids that props up the snack-and-bak­ing in­dus­try could be an­other on­slaught against Big To­bacco.

The ICON Project does not an­tic­i­pate a fight­back from the food in­dus­try, though.

Okoye says a sim­ple ex­change is ex­pected: pro­duc­ers may con­tinue to pro­duce or im­port vegetable oils, with one con­di­tion: the oils have to ex­clude trans fat or limit trans fat con­tent to 2%.

A re­vised Fats and Oils pol­icy this year will also see pro­duc­ers de­clare on food la­belling that their prod­uct is free of trans fat—or if not free, the pro­por­tion.

Bob­boi says the idea is to help you choose.

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