New norms for ‘trans fat free’ status

The Foods safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has put forward new norms for trans-fat free status. According to the norms, bakeries, sweet shops and other food outlets would be able to use a government trans-fat free logo for their healthier food offerings. Food establishments can display “Trans Fat Free” logo in their outlets… Continue reading New norms for ‘trans fat free’ status

WHO for eliminating industrially produced Trans fats by 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to achieve the goal of eliminating industrially produced Trans-fats by 2023. In 2018, WHO had launched REPLACE- a comprehensive plan to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fat from the global food supply by 2023. Trans-fat are made by adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils… Continue reading WHO for eliminating industrially produced Trans fats by 2023

Kerala takes the lead in tackling trans-fat hazard

In a first, Kerala has formulated a draft action plan against trans-fat. Trans-fat are made by adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. It is used to increase the shelf life of foods. The WHO estimates that consumption of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVOs) high in trans-fat leads to more than… Continue reading Kerala takes the lead in tackling trans-fat hazard