Diet :: Trans fatty acid contents to be declared on food labels – Australia

Trans fatty acid contents must be declared if a nutrition claim is made in respect of cholesterol or saturated, trans, polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fatty acids; or omega-3, omega-6 or omega-9 fatty acids. Some food manufacturers voluntarily list the amount of trans fatty acids in their products.

We are proposing to allow manufacturers to use a claim that a food ?low in trans fatty acids and saturated fat can reduce the risk of heart disease? when we introduce a new regulation on health claims on foods in 2007. This will assist consumers to make healthier choices and encourage the food industry to develop healthier products.

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