FSSAI Caps Trans Fats in Foods

09 February 2021 Current Affairs:

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.

Highlights:
♦ 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.

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