The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has amended the rules to limit trans fatty acids (TFA) in food products. This decision was made a week after the amended of the norms for oils and fats.
♦ According to the new regulations, the total amount of industrial trans fats in foods containing edible fats and oils shall not exceed 2% of the total fats and oils in the product.
♦ The regulation will be applicable from January 1, 2022.
♦ FSSAI will limit the amount of TFA content in oils and fats to 3% required in 2021 in December 2020, and will also limit the current 5% to 2% by 2022.