EU Parliament: less bad fats in snacks

EU Parliament: less bad fats in snacks

World October 26, 2016 12:54

strasbourg - The volume of industrial 'bad' fats in snacks like pizzas, chips or microwave popcorn must be reduced. The European Parliament wants a legal limit. It voted Wednesday in Strasbourg with a proposal that the number of deaths is expected to reduce as a result of excessive consumption of so-called trans fatty acids in the EU.

'These fats make many Europeans overweight, diabetes and cardiovascular disease as a result. The European Commission and the food industry must therefore get to work, 'said MEP Annie Schreijer-Pierik (CDA). 'Separate fat labels do not work and give too much red tape. A legal limit greater effectiveness of public health, and also for the food sector. '

One in seven deaths in the EU is related to the risks associated with eating trans fats.

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