World Health Organization plans to eliminate trans fats from food by 2023

17 May, 2018, 09:14 | Author: Cecil Davis
  • WHO Calls for Ban on Trans Fat

Unveiling the campaign in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged governments to act.

Officials think it can be done in five years because the work is well under way in many countries.

Several countries, particularly the richer ones, have already limited or are on the verge of eliminating trans fats in packaged foods.

Branca said that there are some countries where the risk is at the zenith like South Asian countries.

Trans fats are commonly found in processed foods that utilize vegetable oils or substitute butter, such as cakes, confections, bread, cookies, fried foods and coffee creamers, he added.

Health experts said they can be replaced with canola oil or other products.

Trans-fatty acids can also occur naturally in meat and dairy products from ruminant animals (e.g. cattle, sheep, goats, etc).

Around one per cent of our daily calories come from these compounds - below the government's two per cent guideline - but campaigners say trans fats are more likely to be consumed by poorer people and argue more needs to be done. But healthier alternatives that will not affect taste or cost of food can be used, the World Health Organization said.

The World Health Organization wants to get rid of trans fat from the global food supply altogether, and it wants it gone in five years.

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This is really a great move by the WHO.

"The world is now attacking major killers - especially heart disease, which kills more people than any other cause in virtually every country", said Friedman, who now chairs Resolve to Save. The U.S. now has a ban in place going into effect next month. They became popular in the 1950s through 1970s with the discovery of the negative health impacts of saturated fatty acids. However, food imported from outside the United Kingdom could still contain them. They raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower good (HDL) cholesterol levels, which increases risk of heart disease and stroke.

Eliminating these fats is the "key to protecting health and saving lives", it said, in a statement.

Former New York mayor and creator of the city's trans fat ban Michael Bloomberg likened the REPLACE plan to the highly-effective anti-tobacco campaigns that ran in the latter half of the 20th century.

Unlike places such as the USA and Israel, UK manufacturers do not have to place warning labels on foods that contain trans fats to warn consumers.

Many manufacturers cut back, and studies showed trans fat levels in the blood of middle-aged USA adults fell by almost 60 percent by the end of the decade.

In 2015, the US FDA took steps to finish the job of eliminating trans fats, calling for manufacturers to stop selling trans fatty foods by June 18, 2018 - a deadline that arrives next month.

The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it is mounting a campaign to have risky man-made trans fats disqualified from use in all food products. The AP is exclusively responsible for all content.

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