Hotline: 1800 102 2007
X
Search Business Opportunities
May, 23 2018

FSSAI plans to Cut down trans oil Fats to 2% by 2022

The World Health Organisation has urged governments across the world to eliminate the use of trans fats from global food supplies by 2023.

The country’s food regulator has proposed cut down maximum amount of trans fat content in vegetable oils, vegetable fat and hydrogenated vegetable oil to 2 per cent by weight as part of its objective to make India trans fat-free by 2022.

Pawan Kumar Agarwal, chief executive officer of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India said, “We are in discussions with the industry to persuade them to reduce the amount of trans fatty acids in edible oil. We are conducting various studies and getting opinions of medical experts on whether this needs to be further reduced.”

The current permitted level of trans fat is 5 per cent in India. The World Health Organisation has urged governments across the world to eliminate the use of trans fats from global food supplies by 2023. “We have taken steps towards this even before WHO’s announcement,” Agarwal added. However, this may take some time, he added.

Trans fatty acids are made through hydrogenation of oils, which solidifies them. They help to increase the shelf life of oils and foods and stabilise their flavours. Trans fats can be found in food and food products such as some margarines, crackers, biscuits, snack foods and french fries.

In 2015, the food regulator set the maximum level of trans fatty acids at 5 per cent in food products from 10 per cent earlier. It directed that the level of trans fats in food products must be disclosed on the label.

Trans fats are known to raise the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, or the ‘bad’ cholesterol, in the blood and increase the risk of coronary artery heart disease and stroke.

Comment
Related opportunities
  • Bars, Pubs & Lounge
    About :  Grandmama's Cafe is an all-day café and bar..
    Locations looking for expansion Maharashtra
    Establishment year 2016
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 1 Cr. - 2 Cr
    Space required 2500
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Mumbai Maharashtra
  • Cosmetics & Beauty Product Stores
    Gulnare Skincare offers skin care solutions for the socially conscious...
    Locations looking for expansion Haryana
    Establishment year 2015
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 10lac - 20lac
    Space required 270
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Faridabad Haryana
  • Designer jewellery
    About Us: It all started when PC Jeweller first opened its..
    Locations looking for expansion New Delhi
    Establishment year 2005
    Franchising Launch Date 2016
    Investment size Rs. 5 Cr. above
    Space required 1200
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit, Multiunit
    Headquater Central Delhi New Delhi
  • Gardening services
    About Us: Started in 2013, with a dream to convert concrete..
    Locations looking for expansion Rajasthan
    Establishment year 2013
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 10lac - 20lac
    Space required 200
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Jaipur Rajasthan
Insta-Subscribe to
The Franchising World
Magazine
For hassle free instant subscription, just give your number and email id and our customer care agent will get in touch with you
OR Click here to Subscribe Online
Daily Updates
Submit your email address to receive the latest updates on news & host of opportunities