Trans Fat

The health risks of trans-fats are now well known. © iStock

Trans-fats: Pressure or prohibition?

By Louis Gore-Langton

New studies show banning trans-fats can save lives, but with the industry reformulating products to remove them, is more government policy necessary?

The Parliament has spoken...but how long will it take the EC to define trans fat limits? © iStock

EC called on to fast-track impact assessment

MEPs vote to limit trans fats in EU

By Niamh Michail

MEPs have overwhelmingly voted to adopt a resolution pushing for a European limit on industrially produced trans fats, something industry has said it supports at 2%.

Commission report backs a legal limit for trans fat

Commission report backs a legal limit for trans fat

By Niamh Michail

A limit on permitted levels of industrial trans fats in food is the most effective way to reduce Europeans' risk of heart disease, says the European Commission in its long-awaited report - but it does not say what that limit should be.

Latvia becomes latest EU country to ban trans fats

Latvia becomes latest EU country to ban trans fats

By Niamh Michail

Latvia has banned the use of trans fats in domestically produced and imported food, joining ranks with Austria, Hungary and Denmark - but campaigners are pushing for an EU-wide ban.

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