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  • 07 February, 2021

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FSSAI's Amended Rules on Capping Trans Fats in Food Products

FSSAI's Amended Rules on Capping Trans Fats in Food Products

  • FSSAI has amended rules to cap trans-fatty acids (TFAs) in food products to 2% by 2022
  • TFA's are mainly found in baked and fried foods, pre-packaged snacks & cooking oils
  • They increase the shelf life of food by lowering their oxidation potential
  • They are less costly than animal fat like butter
  • They increase the bad cholesterol (LDL) and reduce the good cholesterol (HDL)
  • They increase the risk of coronary diseases
  • Earlier in December 2020 FSSAI capped TFAs in oils and fats to 3% by 2021, and 2% by 2022 from present levels of 5 %
    • WHO recommends 0% trans fats by 2023

Source: TH


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