Cap on trans fats

Vanaspati ghee manufacturers unhappy with proposed standard

THE oils and fats sub-committee of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (mohfw), on March 18, agreed on a 10 per cent ceiling on trans fats in vanaspati ghee sold in the country. Members of the sub-committee also agreed trans fat levels shall be brought down further to 5 per cent in three years. The decision has not gone down well with the edible oil companies who want a higher cap of 15 per cent on trans fats.

The recommendations will now be sent to the Committee for Food Standards of mohfw for approval and enforcement. The sub-committee