World Health Organization calls for elimination of trans fat in all foods by 2023

A Milky Way candy bar is deep-fried in oil free of trans fats at a food booth at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis

"The public health community are in consensus that trans fats should be eliminated", he said.

Today, the World Health Organization announced the latest salvo against trans fats, announcing a plan to eliminate them from foods everywhere within the next five years. More than 20 nations have restricted the use of trans fats in the last 15 years, and major food manufacturers have practically eliminated the use of trans fats in their foods: Nestle has eliminated trans fats from 99.8% of the oils they use; members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance, which include Kellogg, General Mills, and McDonald's, have eliminated trans fats from 98.8% of their global product portfolios; and Mondelez International, the maker of Oreos, is on track to eliminate all partially hydrogenated oils from its products by the end of the year. A 2015 study published in the WHO Bulletin estimated that anywhere from 301 to 1517 cardiac deaths per year were averted by eliminating industrially-produced trans fats in Argentina (1).

Trans fat, AKA "partially hydrogenated oil", was once seen as something of a savior in food, especially in the US.

Elimination of industrially-produced trans fats from the global food supply has been identified as one of the priority targets of WHO's strategic plan for 2019-2023.

The WHO, on Monday launched its new REPLACE initiative that provides guidance to countries on the best ways to remove artificial trans fats from foods, hoping to lead to worldwide eradication.

Wholesale inflation hits 4-month high at 3.18% in April
April was the sixth straight month in which inflation was higher than the Reserve Bank of India's medium-term target of 4 percent. It said , Inflation in fruits was in double digits at 19.47 per cent in April, up from 9.26 per cent in the previous month.

Three inter-agency subgroups were created, leading to changes in 2010 in the Argentinian food code, el Código Alimentario Argentino (CAA), and a new guide for small and medium businesses on how to replace industrially-produced trans fats.

In explicit new advice, World Health Organization has said that excessive amounts of saturated fat and trans fat should be replaced by polyunsaturated fats, such as fish, canola and olive oils.

Trans fats, often in the form of partially hydrogenated food oils, played a leading role in the post-World War II popularization of packaged foods in the United States and elsewhere.

Decades of studies have consistently shown that trans fats cause coronary artery disease, and some countries have already started to ban them.

Trans fats are finding their way onto too many plates, and they need to be eliminated - ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease have become first and second causes of premature mortality, and the majority of these cases occur in low and middle-income countries.

USA wants to work with Europeans on new Iran deal: Pompeo
Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron reached out to Iran last week to urge it stick to its commitments under the accord. As a private citizen, Bolton suggested in the past that the United States push for a change in Iran's government.

"Trans fat is an unnecessary toxic chemical that kills", said Dr. Tom Frieden, president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives and a former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "and there's no reason people around the world should continue to be exposed". The declaration recommended mandatory labeling of trans fat content in foods, standardized across the Americas, and when possible, replacement with unsaturated fats. "In India, for example, researchers have found high concentrations of trans fats in street food and in packaged snacks, many of which have no warning labels".

Fear not, the move towards eliminating trans fats doesn't mean you'll have to kiss your precious Oreos goodbye.

Enforce compliance of policies and regulations.

The new REPLACE program is WHO's first time calling for the elimination of something besides a non-communicable disease.

Are Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor dating? The internet wants to know!
More recently, the duo walked in together at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's gala wedding reception held at The Leela, Mumbai. Way back in 2014 during her appearance on Koffee with Karan , Alia Bhatt openly said she wants to marry Ranbir Kapoor .

Related News:



Most liked

Head of Britain's MI5 accuses Russian Federation of "criminal thuggery"
Russian officials suggested the United Kingdom had carried out the attack to stoke anti-Russian hysteria. Skripal, 66, remains in hospital following the attack in the Wiltshire city on March 4.

Sebastian Vettel defends Ferrari's two pitstop strategy in Spanish Grand Prix
Rookie sensation Charles LeClerc earned his second points finish of the season in 10th place, behind Sergio Perez's Force India . His 1:18.441 was more than three seconds faster than the previous record - a 1:21.670 - set by Kimi Raikkonen in 2008.

DeAngelo Hall Retires after 14 NFL Seasons
Hall spent the past 10 seasons with the Washington Redskins primarily as a cornerback, although he saw action at safety as well. You can expect to see Hall on the sidelines as an assistant coach somewhere on in a television booth near you.

Superhot JP is Superhot in Japan, priced "very reasonably"
Japanese locale will range "from hot springs to samurai castles, from seedy Tokyo alleyways to karaoke bars and bullet trains". The developers confirmed that the expansion will feature between 15 to 18 regular levels in addition to 3 to 4 endless ones.

Salma Hayek calls for male stars to take pay cuts for equality
Hayek said Weinstein's direct responses were only to herself, and the accusations lodged against him by Nyong'o . Equal pay isn't just about paying women more, according to Salma Hayek ; it may be about men getting paid less.

Man Utd midfielder Herrera: Carrick deserves big send off on Sunday
Can we close that gap in one season with a very hard market, an absolutely hard market? "We are going to try". The United boss gave his backing to his compatriot and spoke of just how much he will miss his friend.

Car Wash Worker Shoots Sheriff's Deputy in Sonoma County
The projectile fired by the suspect had multiple pellets, commonly called a "snake shot", according to sheriff's officials. The manager also said the employee appeared to have a BB gun tucked into his waistband, according to sheriff's officials.

More pain at the pump: Gas prices continue to climb statewide
Arizona is poised to join the $3/gal club as it stands at $2.99 Monday, while NY sits nearby at $2.98. You may have noticed, gas prices are on the rise and hitting levels not seen in more than three years.

Samsung Galaxy J4 full specifications
According to new leaks by tipster Ice Universe, suggest that the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will be 2mm shorter than the Note 8. The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are expected to be the company's first 5G-compatible phones.

Cate Blanchett led a Cannes red carpet women's march
At the end of the signing ceremony, the audience sang "Happy Birthday" to Cate Blanchett , who was in attendance. Cannes became the first film festival to sign the pledge but it is expected to be followed by others.

Juventus clinch seventh consecutive Serie A title after Roma draw
Juventus were confirmed as Serie A winners for the seventh season running following a goalless draw with Roma . Arkadiusz Milik opened the scoring after 72 minutes before Raul Albiol sealed the win eight minutes later.

More people sickened by egg recall
The last one was in 1990 , 28 years ago, that sickened 450 people - and that's two more salmonella outbreaks than your average egg producer has had.

Drake's massive tour with Migos hits Boston in September
Drake & Migos famously previously teamed up in Walk It Talk It , which has more than 130million views on YouTube. The tour will end in Atlanta, Georgia, with two shows on November 16 and 17 at the Philips Arena.

We now know why NBC made a decision to save Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Fox devastated fans after it confirmed that the show is canceled, but there's still a chance for a sixth season. Unlike ABC, NBC and CBS, Fox does not program the 10 p.m. hour, giving them less real estate to begin with.

Bounce House Flies Onto Highway With Kid Inside
The driver of the vehicle, who sheriff's officials described as being "shook up from the ordeal", was not injured. The child was seen talking to first responders and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.