By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) disclosed Monday its proposal
to follow in the footpath of the United States’ complete ban of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), or trans fat in its food supply over the next three years.
The official announcement will only be made either by year-end or beginning of next year if the proposed bill is deemed clear of passage after 60 days, according to TFDA’s Division of Food Safety official Tseng Su-hsiang.
On June 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that trans fat is not generally recognized as safe for use in human food, health risks that also contribute to heart disease. [FULL STORY]