Mexico – Reform to the General Health Law to regulate trans fats in foods

The Chamber of Deputies unanimously approved the amendment to the General Health Law that eliminates the use of trans fats in food and alcoholic beverages.

With 472 votes in favor, the opinion to the bill that adds Article 216 Bis establishes that “edible oils and fats, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages, may not contain in their presentation for sale to the public partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, that have been added during their industrial elaboration process”.

The ruling, which was sent to the Federal Executive for its constitutional effects, adds that the Ministry of Health will establish the regulation bases for these industrially produced trans fats.