US regulators have declared trans-fats are unsafe and must be banned within three years, they announced on Tuesday (16 June). The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said trans-fats are “not generally recognised as safe,” adding that a ban on the fats would save lives. Several countries, including Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden and Austria have banned trans-fats. If these trans-fats will not be banned, what effect will this have when the TTIP trade agreement between the US and Europe will be signed and food regulations get threatened?
US to eliminate ‘unsafe’ trans-fats from food supply
17 June 2015 by Yasmin Kaye