By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan passed an amendment to the Act Governing Food
Safety and Sanitation Friday to ban artificial trans fats in processed foods, with violators facing fines of up to NT$3 million (US$91,829).
Under the revised law, food manufacturers will have a three-year grace period to eliminate the forbidden materials from their products.
Ruling Kuomintang Legislator Wang Yu-min said scientific data shows that excessive consumption of artificial trans fats are harmful to health and increases the chances of developing cardiovascular disease. [FULL STORY]