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Health department targets eradication by 2023

20 Jul 2021 — The Philippines’ Department of Health has adopted a new administrative order to eliminate industrially produced trans fat from its food supply by 2023 – becoming the 45th country to do so. 

Specifically, the new policy aims to reduce Filipinos’ trans fatty acids intake to less than 1 percent of their recommended total energy intake. 

“Trans fatty acids have no health benefits,” Luis Raymund Villafuerte, House Deputy Speaker, remarks. “The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that trans fatty acids elimination is considered as one of the simplest public health interventions to reduce the risk

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