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EU’s Commission adopts trans fat ban proposal

With trans fatty acids posing a public health risk to consumers, the Commission adopted a proposal which would limit the content of trans fat, other than naturally occurring trans fat, in all foods to 2 grams per 100 gram fat.

The measure will override national initiatives which had been adopted or were in the make by various other EU Member States. The date of application of the ban is not yet known. It is currently notified as a technical barrier to trade allowing other countries to comment on the anticipated rules. The proposal however – provisionally – instigates that foods not complying with the new rules may be marketed until 1 April 2021.

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