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Detail

Area
Eurasian Economic Union
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Trans-fatty acid
Date
18/01/2018
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Food standards
Description
Set the maximum permitted percentage of trans fats in food products at 2 percent of total fat content.
Notes
As of 1 January 2018, in the Russian Federation and the remainder of the Eurasian Economic Union, the maximum permitted percentage of trans fats in food product has been set at 2 percent of total fat content. Lowered gradually from 20 percent in 2013, the new threshold applies to margarines, fat-vegetable spreads and rendered mixtures, milk fat substitutes, cacao butter and cacao butter equivalents. Trans fat levels as a percent of total fat must be indicated on product labels.