Around the World – Philippines: House OK’s bill forbidding use of trans fat in food chains

A panel of the House of Representatives has approved a measure that will eliminate the use of industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFA) from the country’s food chains, as lawmakers help promote health, clean living and prevent serious illnesses.

House Bill 9083 and four other related pieces of legislation have been consolidated and incorporated into one substitute bill given the green light by the House ways and means committee led by Albay Rep. Joey Salceda.