Plans for an Argentina free of trans fats by 2014

Posted on June 1, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Culture, Health

The campaign proposed this month by the National Departments of Health and Agriculture called “Argentina 2014 free of trans fats” aims to reduce the consumption of these fats that cause high blood pressure. This condition leads to hypertension and cardiovascular disease which account for 32% of all deaths in Argentina, according to The proposal outlines these health issues connected with trans fats and includes a communication strategy to lower trans fat consumption directed toward the public and the food industry. The Departments hope the recent amendment to the Argentine Food Code will help them reach their goal. The amendment states that the total amount of trans fats cannot be more than 2% of the total fat in vegetable oils and margarines and more than 5% of the total fat in all other foods.
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