Building on the significant individual progress made to date and aiming to minimize intake of industrially produced TFAs, IFBA members have agreed a common global objective to reduce TFAs in their products to nutritionally insignificant levels (less than 1 gram of trans fat per 100 grams of product) worldwide by the end of 2018 at the latest.
IFBA members have been voluntarily reformulating their products to remove partially hydrogenated oils – the major source of trans fat in processed foods – and increase the use of healthier fats, such as mono- or poly-unsaturated fatty acids. To help consumers make informed dietary choices, IFBA members have also been listing trans fat content on nutrition labels.
The World Health Organization’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, 2013 – 2020, calls on Member States to implement policies to replace industrially produced TFAs with unsaturated fats. IFBA’s new commitment reflects its support for this recommendation.
IFBA is a group of 11 global food and non-alcoholic beverage companies – The Coca-Cola Company, Ferrero, General Mills, Grupo Bimbo, Kellogg, Mars, McDonald’s, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever.
IFBA is a non-commercial, non-profit making organization, in special consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Committee.
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