ï»¿Turkey recently announced regulations limiting the amount of industrially produced trans fats allowed in foods. As per WHO recommendations, the regulation requires that foods intended for the final consumer and for supply to retail contain no more than 2g of trans fats per 100g of fat. These measures are an important step towards the elimination of trans fats from the food supply, which will save thousands of lives per year.
Industrially produced trans fats are an unnecessary and potentially harmful chemical often found in baked goods and deep-fried foods in places without policies to restrict them, and are associated with increased risk of heart disease. WHO and its Member States have set the goal of eliminating industrially produced trans fats from the food supply by 2023.
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