The draft Guidelines for Prepackaged Processed Food Products Containing Trans Fatty Acids was published by the Food and Drug Administration. In accordance with FDA mandate under RA 9711 and RA 10611 and their IRRs, this Circular intends to regulate the TFA in processed foods and implement the responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) within its mandate i.e. A to C of item VI. of AO 2021-0039; and (2) determine the appropriate transitory period that shall not be more than two (2) years from the effectivity of the said AO. The FDA with its regulatory jurisdiction over processed prepackaged food products joins the DOH in implementing AO 2021-0039. Thus, the issuance of this Circular is deemed imperative.
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