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EuChemS responds to call for feedback on setting a legal limit for industrial trans fats in foods

The European Commission recently published a call for feedback on setting a legal limit for industrial trans fats in foods, Draft Regulation – Ares (2018)5103401.

EuChemS welcomes and supports the European Commission’s draft text (regulation amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council). EuChemS agrees that the limit for industrial trans fats in foods, which are intended for the final consumer should not exceed 2 grams per 100 grams of fat. Further reductions in the future should in turn be encouraged. Indeed, it was pointed out that the 2% limit can still be considered too high when applied to products consumed in large quantities.

You can read the full response here, prepared by the EuChemS Division of Food Chemistry.