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Secretariat requests feedback on trans fatty acid (TFA) labeling options

Mar 29, 2022

The 46th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL46) discussed a proposal for new work on the topic of the labelling of trans fatty acids (TFAs) as presented in a project document found in Appendix 1 in CX/FL 21/46/12, as a result of a request from CCNFSDU for other Committees to consider what could be done to support the reduction of TFA intake.

Briefly, two aspects of new work were proposed in the project document:

  • Amending the Guidelines on Nutrition Labelling (CXG 2-1985) to require the declaration of the amount of TFA where nutrient declaration is required.
  • Amending the General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods (CXS 1-1985) to add a requirement that partially hydrogenated and fully hydrogenated oils be declared by their specific names (similar to Section regarding pork fat, lard and beef fat) and to define these terms. In addition to their use for labelling purposes, the definitions would also be relevant in the context of a prohibition on partially hydrogenated oils.

Deadline: 30 April 2022


Check the full text of the documents (in English), click on the  Link

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