Pastries, fried fast food, microwave popcorn, and margarine are just a few of the most commonly consumed foods that will be affected by the ban of artificial Trans fats. Trans fat are used in foods to enhance taste and texture, but are also used to lengthen the shelf life of a food product. Unfortunately trans fats are huge culprits when it comes to clogged arteries and an increased risk of heart disease and heart attacks.
In 2003, Denmark pioneered the banning of artificially produced Trans fats in foods. The ban was quickly adopted by many European countries such as Norway, Hungary, Austria and Switzerland. In 2015, The US announced it was to follow suit in implementing the Trans fat ban and as of June 2018 all manufacturers must be compliant.
Now it’s Canada’s turn… The ban will apply to all foods produced for sale in Canada, including imported products that are prepared and served in restaurants and food service establishments.
If a reformulation of a product is needed, contact Source Nutraceutical to assist you in ensuring your product is compliant for the Canadian marketplace.