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The International Food & Beverage Alliance Commits to Trans Fat Phase-out Globally

Eleven of the largest global food and beverage companies pledge to phase out industrially produced trans fat by the end of 2018.

In a letter to World Health Organization Director-General Dr Chan, member companies of the International Food & Beverage Alliance (IFBA) have announced their commitment to phase out the use of industrially produced trans fats from their products globally. This initiative builds on the existing commitments first made by IFBA member company CEOs to the WHO in 2008 and reinforced in 2014, on product formulation and innovation, nutrition information to consumers, responsible marketing, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and is made in support of the recommendation of the WHO to replace industrially produced trans fats with unsaturated fats.

The letter to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan with the text of the commitment can be accessed here.


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