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What Are Different about the Provisions for the Content Claim of Trans Fatty Acids (By Country/Region)?

放大字体  缩小字体 Date:26 Mar 2019  Source:Global Foodmate  Writer:Global Foodmate  Views:174
 

Trans fatty acids are unsaturated fatty acids that have negative effects on human health. Some countries or regions have listed trans fatty acids as core nutrients and requested mandatory labelling. Food companies often indicate there is no trans fatty acids in their products as a selling point.

Therefore, Global Foodmate summarised the provisions for the content claim of trans fatty acids in some countries or regions, for your reference.

 Mainland China
                    National Food Safety Standard General Rules for Nutrition Labelling of Prepackaged Foods GB 28050-2011

Claim

Requirement of the content

No or without Trans fatty acids 

≤0.3 g per 100 g for solid food or per 100 mL for liquid food

 

Hong Kong SAR

Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations (2016) 

Claim

Requirement of the content

The word or words “Free” or “不含”, “Zero” or “零”, “No” or “无” or “Without” or “没有” or any other word or words of similar meaning or symbol denoting a similar meaning

trans fatty acids ≤0.3 g per 100g for solid food or per 100 mL for liquid food, saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids combined ≤1.5 g/100 g for solid food or ≤0.75 g/100 mL for liquid food, and, saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids, the sum of which contributes not more than 10% of energy. 

 

Taiwan (China)

Requirements for nutrition labeling of packaged food

Claim

Requirement of the content

Zero

Total fat ≤1.0 g per100 g for solids/semi-solids or per 100 mL for liquids, or trans fatty acids ≤0.3 g per 100 g for solids/semi-solids or per 100mL for liquids.

 

US

21 CFR PART 101

Claim

Requirement of the content

Zero

Trans fat <0.5 g per reference amount customarily consumed and per labelled serving, or in the case of a meal product or main dish product, per labelled serving

 

 

EU 

(EC) No 1924/2006

Claim

Requirement of the content

LOW SATURATED FAT

If the sum of saturated fatty acids and trans-fatty acids in the product does not exceed 1.5 g/100 g for solids or 0.75 g/100 mL for liquids and in either case the sum of saturated fatty acids and trans-fatty acids must not provide more than 10 % of energy.

SATURATED FAT-FREE

If the sum of saturated fat and trans-fatty acids does not exceed 0.1 g of saturated fat per 100 g or 100 mL.

Australia and New Zealand

Schedule 4 of Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

Claim

Requirement of the content

Free Saturated and trans fatty acids

The food contains no detectable saturated fatty acids; and the food contains no detectable trans fatty acids.

Low Saturated and trans fatty acids

The food contains no more saturated and trans fatty acids than 1.5 g/100 g for solid food or 0.75 g/100 mL for liquid food.

Reduced or Light / Lite Saturated and trans fatty acids

The food contains at least 25% less saturated and trans fatty acids than in the same amount of reference food; and both saturated and trans fatty acids are reduced relative to the same amount of reference food.

Please note: Original article of Global Foodmate of Information Service and Business Department, please indicate the source from the Global Foodmate if reprint.
 

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