Consumption of high amount of saturated fats and trans fats have emerged as one of the major independent risk factors for heart diseases. As per the world health organization (WHO), worldwide more than an estimated 5,00,000 deaths per year occur annually from cardiovascular diseases due to consumption of trans fat, and in India, this number is approximately 60,000 deaths per year.
Trans fatty acids (Trans Fats) containing fats are unhealthy as they clog the arteries, leading to cardiovascular illness/deaths.
There are two forms of trans fatty acids, namely, natural/ruminant trans fatty acids and industrially produced trans fatty acids:
Health research studies have shown various adverse effects associated with trans fats consumption.
In cases of non-compliance with the above said regulations, recourse shall be taken as per the provisions of the FSS Act, 2006 and Rules therein.
As consumers, we should keep in mind the following points to avoid trans-fats,
FSSAI has recently issued a revised method for the determination of trans fatty acids in hydrogenated vegetable oil. All food analysis laboratories are required to ensure the following:
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