Draft regulations on trans fatty acids opened for public consultation
In order to safeguard public health, the draft regulations on “Limiting Trans Fatty Acid in Food Products Regulations, 2021” has been uploaded for public consultation on the website of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority.
As the chief guest at the discussion meeting in this regard in city today, Chairman of the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) Md Abdul Kayowm Sarker said, “The maximum limit of trans-fat in fats, oils, and foods has been set below 2% in the regulations to safeguard public health.
“Today we have opened it for public consultation. We hope that we can finalise this draft within a very short time,” he also said.
The Head of the Technical Committee on Trans Fat and Member of BFSA Morshed Ahmed said, “The World Health Organization has called to all member countries to regulate trans-fat within 2023. We have formulated the regulations keeping that target in mind.
“We request all businessmen, industrial organisations, and consumers of the country to visit our website and provide their comments on the prepared regulations,” he added.
Presiding over the function, BFSA member Md Rejaul Karim said, “This draft regulation is a timely step by the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority in order to safeguard people from trans-fat or moreover, risks of heart diseases. I congratulate all concerned with promulgating this regulation.”
Member of the Technical Committee on Trans Fat Professor Dr Nazma Shaheen and Member of BFSA Professor Dr Abdul Alim participated in the discussion on the draft regulations.