Canada To Ban Trans Fats

Health Canada will implement a ban on trans fats beginning Sept. 15, 2018. Once the ban takes effect, any food containing partially hydrogenated oils cannot be legally sold in Canada. The ban includes domestically produced foods and imported products and foods, as well as those that are prepared and served in restaurants and food service establishments.

The ban adds partially hydrogenated oils to the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances, which is part of Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy. The initiative aims to improve the information available about healthy eating, increase access to these foods, strengthen requirements for labeling and claims, and improve the nutritional quality of foods.

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink
In: General Topics, Health

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