Trans fatty acids in the New Zealand and Australian Food Supply

Page last updated: 06 March 2018

At its meeting of 24 November 2017, the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) noted the Assessment of Trans Fatty Acids in Imported Oils. Based on the outcomes of the technical evaluation, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) advised that mandatory labelling of trans fatty acids (TFAs) did not appear warranted. The Forum agreed that no further work should be undertaken.

In 2015, FSANZ presented a technical evaluation for recommendation 13 (TFAs) to the Forum. The Forum agreed that FSANZ would maintain a watching brief on TFAs and report back to the Forum in 2017.

At its meeting in October 2009, the Ministerial Council (now the Forum) endorsed a review report which comprises a review of TFAs in the Australia and New Zealand Food supply.

The Ministerial Council (now the Forum), endorsed a report on TFAs in the New Zealand and Australian Food Supply prepared by FSANZ on 4 May 2007.

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