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WHO awards countries for progress in eliminating industrially produced trans fats


Jan 30, 2024

WHO has awarded its first-ever certificates validating progress in eliminating industrially produced trans fatty-acids to five countries.

Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand have each demonstrated they have a best practice policy for industrially produced trans-fatty acids (iTFA) elimination in effect, supported by adequate monitoring and enforcement systems.

WHO also released results from the first five years of its "REPLACE initiative" (see below) to eliminate iTFA.

While the ambitious target set by WHO in 2018 (to fully eliminate iTFA from the global food supply by the end of 2023) was not met, there has been remarkable progress made towards this goal in every region of the world. In 2023 alone, new best-practice policies became effective in 7 countries (Egypt, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Philippines, and Ukraine).

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