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Swedish Government Ordered To Draft Legislation Banning Trans Fat From Processed Foods

March 17, 2011: 08:15 PM EST
Sweden’s legislative body, the Riksdag, has voted to require the government to draft legislation that would ban trans fat from use in the country’s food products. Until now, food manufacturers in the country decided on their own whether or not to use trans fats in foods. Trans fat is a type of unsaturated fat found in many processed foods, and has been linked with cardiovascular disease, cancer and other health problems, though some argued the evidence is inconclusive. "The dangers of trans fats are too great to leave to the food industry to control," legislator Lena Hallengren told a Swedish newspaper before the vote.
"Sweden's parliament passes trans fat ban", The Local Europe, March 17, 2011, © The Local Europe
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