Strict norms to guide use of 'trans-fat free' tag -Sushmi Dey

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published Published on Jul 30, 2019   modified Modified on Jul 30, 2019
-The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bakeries, sweet shops and other food outlets can use the logo "Trans Fat Free" on their products or for display only if their products contain 0.2 gm or lesser trans fat per 100gm of food. The order -aligned with international food regulations -has been issued by the country's food safety regulator to gradually eliminate industrial trans fat, which contributes to most heart disorders and other related diseases causing at least 28 lakh deaths.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) also said that it will soon issue orders to further reduce the trans fat content in fats and oils used in food products. Currently, the trans fat content is limited to 5%. However, the regulator plans to reduce it to 3% by 2021 and to 2% by 2022, moving towards a zero-trans fat regime in years to come.

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