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EU limits the amount of trans fat in food from April 2

Apr 04, 2021

Next April 2 is the date set by the European Union to implement the new legislation that limits the use of trans fats to a maximum of 2 grams per 100 grams of fat in food.

Main elements of the Regulation:

  • A maximum limit of trans fat, other than trans fat naturally occurring in fat of animal origin, in food which is intended for the final consumer and food intended for supply to retail, of 2 grams per 100 grams of fat.

  • Definitions of "fat" and of "'trans fat" in line with the definitions in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.

  • Definition of "retail" in line with Article3(7) of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002.

  • An obligation for business to business transmission of information on the amount of trans fat in foods when it exceeds the limit of 2% of fat.

  • Food which does not comply may continue to be placed on the market until 1 April 2021.

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