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The EU wants to reduce the trans fat in the chips and fast food

the EUROPEAN commission suggested on Monday that a maximum of two percent of the fat found in food may be industrially produced trans fats. The issue has been debated for several years.

It is just this we have been requesting for several years, says Linnéa Engström, mep for the green Party.

" If the european Parliament approves the proposal in the spring, it means we get an even playing field. Today, different countries have different rules, which can lead to distorted competition. Especially countries in eastern Europe have a lower standard when it comes to certain foods, says Linnéa Engström, who sits in the european parliament's environment committee.

Snacks, fast food and full - and semi-finished food, which we get in the us trans-fats, which means an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

from a public health perspective good to reduce the amount of trans fat in the food as much as possible.

" It is very gratifying that the EUROPEAN commission is now proposing a limit for trans fat. The nfa has long desired rules, which limit the amount of trans fats in all foods, even those who can not Nyckelhålsmärkas, " says Irene Mattisson, senior risk and nyttovärderare, in a press release.

Swedish food has already lowered the amount of industrially produced trans fats greatly. According to the world health organisation is that countries in south-east Asia and Latin america that have the highest intake of dangerous trans-fats.

the Swedes get about 1.7 grams of trans fat per person per day. Most industrial trans fats found in imported cookies, crackers and chips, according to the Nfa. If the rules are implemented, are estimated those who are now eating foods with the most added trans fats come down to the levels WHO recommends – to a maximum of one per cent of energy intake comes from trans-fats.

becomes a reality it is, according to Linnéa Engström important to keep track of transfetterna is not replaced with palm oil.

– There is always a risk that palm oil, which is controlled by a different regulatory framework, is used in the same type of products.

Read more: the WHO's plan – no trans fats in the food after 2023

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