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The Department of Health (DOH) orders the elimination of industrially produced trans fatty acids


Aug 04, 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) has issued an administrative order (AO) that seeks to eliminate industrially-produced trans fatty acids (TFA) in the Philippines' food supply by 2023.

In an online media forum on Thursday, Dr. Rodley Carza, head of the Policy and Technology Division of the DOH Health Promotion Bureau, said Administrative Order (AO) 2021-0039 aims to provide guidance to reduce TFA intake among Filipinos to less than 1 percent of the recommended total energy intake.

The AO provides that industrially produced TFA and processed food products containing TFA shall be prohibited from being produced, imported, and distributed for commercial sale.

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