Brazil – Changes in the legislation related to Trans Fats

In December 2019, for example, the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) published Resolution of the Collegiate Council of Administration (RDC) 332/2019, with rules limiting the use of industrial trans fats in food. The rule provides for the implementation of the resolution in three phases.
The first phase involved imposing limits on industrial trans fats in the production of refined oils, limiting their presence in these products to 2% (maximum 2 grams per 100 grams of total fat). This restriction came into force on July 1, 2021.
On the same date, the restriction of trans fats in other foods, industrialized and sold at retail and wholesale, came into force. This change is effective until January 1, 2023.
The last phase of implementation, which will begin on January 1, 2023, provides for the prohibition of the ingredient “partially hydrogenated fat”, the main source of industrial trans fats in foods. Thus, the production, import, use and supply of partially hydrogenated oils and fats for use in foods and foods formulated with these ingredients will be prohibited.

Prof.ª Dr.ª Denise Pinheiro Soncini da Costa