EU Preliminary Impact Assessment on Trans Fats policy options

The EU Commission just published an inception impact assessment about a potential upcoming Regulation about limitation of trans fats in foods (3rd quarter 2017). Although different actions were taken in different Member States of the EU and intakes of trans fats have overall decreased over the past years, other Member States have not taken action. … Continue reading EU Preliminary Impact Assessment on Trans Fats policy options

FDA ruling on Trans-Fats

FDA released its’ final determination that Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) are not Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). The determination is based on extensive research into the effects of PHOs, as well as input from stakeholders during the public comment period. PHOs are the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods. In FDA view, removing PHOs from … Continue reading FDA ruling on Trans-Fats