EuCheMS submitted a response, prepared by EuCheMS Food Chemistry Network, to this open consultation, calling for more research to determine safe limits. You can read its complete statement on our website: http://www.euchems.eu/.
Trans fats are a particular type of unsaturated fats that are present in foods in the EU and whose consumption increases the risk of Coronary Heart Disease more than any other nutrient. Trans fats can be produced industrially and can also be naturally present in food products derived from ruminant animals such as dairy products or meat from cattle, sheep or goat.
The European Commission is currently carrying out an Impact Assessment on a possible EU-based initiative to limit intakes of industrial trans fats in the diet of EU consumers, such as to limit industrial trans fats content in food through self-regulation or through a legally-binding measure, to introduce mandatory labelling of the trans fats content of foods on food labels or to prohibit the use of partly hydrogenated oils, which are the main source of industrial trans fats, in foods manufacturing/preparation through self-regulation or through a legally-binding measure.