Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Thailand
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Trans-fatty acid
Date
18/07/2018
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Health policy
Description
Banned, effective 13 July 2018, the production, import and sale of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) and foods containing the same, allowing for a 180-day grace period.
Notes
Thailand’s ban on the production, importation and sale of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) and foods containing the same has come into force on 13 July 2018 (see also MPPU Jan.’17). Generated when plant oils are processed to increase their stability and functionality, PHOs represent the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods. The ban builds on evidence of trans fat intake raising the risk of coronary heart diseases. To allow for an orderly transition in the marketplace the industry has been granted a 180-day grace period, which shifts actual enforcement to 9 January 2019.