The initiative presented to the National Food Commission (CONAL in Spanish) and available for public consultation proposes to update the current regulations on the presence of trans fats in commercialized foods, with the aim of improving their regulation and guaranteeing the right to health for all.
ARTICLE 1. – Article 155 tris of the Argentine Food Code is hereby replaced and shall be worded as follows: “Article 155 tris: The content of industrially produced trans fatty acids in foods, including those used as ingredients and raw materials, shall not exceed 2% of the total content of trans fatty acids in foods, including those used as ingredients and raw materials. ingredients and raw materials, shall not exceed 2% of the total fats. These limits do not apply to fats from ruminants, including milk fat.
The use of partially hydrogenated oils and fats in the production of foods, ingredients and raw materials is prohibited”.