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Voluntary reduction of trans-fatty acids in Latin America and the Caribbean: current situation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21437370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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As part of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Trans-Fat-Free Americas initiative, 12 representatives from food industries in Latin America and the Caribbean signed a declaration stating their intention to voluntarily eliminate industrially produced trans-fatty acids (TFA) from the Americas. A year later, in order to document the extent of the voluntary reduction, each declarant was asked to describe all reformulations and reductions in the TFA content of their products. After up to six requests for data, only three declarants provided such information in detail, and three others offered an overall summary of their reformulations. Additionally, three declarants reported the barriers that limit this process: availability of oil substitutes, cost, and consumers' sensory acceptance. The content of TFA and saturated fat in the food supply in the Americas should be regulated and strictly monitored in order to adequately evaluate a reduction of TFA in the region.
Authors:
Rafael Monge-Rojas; Uriyoán Colón-Ramos; Enrique Jacoby; Dariush Mozaffarian
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista panamericana de salud pública = Pan American journal of public health     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1680-5348     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Panam. Salud Publica     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705400     Medline TA:  Rev Panam Salud Publica     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Costa Rican Institute for Research and Education on Nutrition and Health, Ministry of Health, Tres Ríos, Cartago, Costa Rica.
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