More Than 3 Billion People Protected From Trans Fats In Food, But More Than 100 Countries Still Need To Take Action, WHO Report Says
WHO: More than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans fat in their food
“Two years into the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ambitious effort to eliminate industrially produced trans fats from the global food supply, the organization reports that 58 countries so far have introduced laws that will protect 3.2 billion people from the harmful substance by the end of 2021. But more than 100 countries still need to take actions to remove these harmful substances from their food supplies. … The report highlights two encouraging trends. First, when countries do act, they overwhelmingly adopt best-practice policies rather than less restrictive ones. … Second, regional regulations that set standards for multiple countries are becoming increasingly popular, emerging as a promising strategy for accelerating progress towards global elimination by 2023. … Despite the encouraging progress, important disparities persist in policy coverage by region and country income level…” (9/9).