The Straits Times
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Published on Oct 20, 2012
 

Industry on-track to adopting trans fat guidelines

 
 

Singapore is on-track to adopting guidelines on trans fat that were announced in March this year.

At least 70 per cent of local supplies of fats and oils from key manufacturers and importers already meet the new regulation.

The food industry has until May next year to ensure that no more than 2 grams per 100 grams of product for fats and oils are supplied to local food service establishments and food manufacturers, as well as fats and oils sold in retail outlets. The labelling of trans fat levels on packaging of retail fats and oils is now compulsory.

Minister of state for health, Dr Amy Khor, who toured BreadTalk's kitchen at Paragon Orchard on Saturday, said once trans fat requirements are fully met by 2013, the average intake among Singaporeans will have their heart disease risk cut by 10 per cent.