Slovenia Introduces Regulation To Limit Trans Fats In Food Items
Slovenia has implemented a new regulation that limits the amount of trans fats in food items sold in the country.
The regulation forbids the sale of food containing more than 2 grams of industrially added trans fats per 100 grams of fat.
It applies both to pre-packaged and non-prepackaged foods, including food in catering establishments.
It will impact food items sold to consumers, as well as the raw materials used in the production of food.
The regulation was adopted in April 2018, but the transitional period for its implementation expired in April 2019.
Studies have shown that the consumption of saturated fatty acids increases the level of cholesterols, which raises the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, strokes, and certain cancers.
Additional research also suggests that trans fats increase the risk of neurological disorders, eye diseases, diabetes, obesity, liver disease, infertility and affects the development of infants.
Slovenia’s food safety authority is analysing the implementation of the new regulation, and its first results have revealed that companies are complying with the new guidelines in the rulebook.
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