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Detail

Area
Thailand
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Trans fatty acid
Date
01/12/2017
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Health policy
Description
Drafted a new requirement that would ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils in foods, in a bid to reduce consumers’ exposure to cardiovascular diseases.
Notes
With a view to reduce consumers’ risk of heart disease, the Thai Food and Drug Administration drafted a new requirement that would ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils in foods. The proposed ban is consistent with global efforts to eliminate industrially produced trans fats from foods, with complete bans set to come into force later this year in Canada and the United States (see MPPU July’15 & Oct.’17).