S. Saroja, CAG, speaking on the FSSAI moving ahead with the HSR (Health Star Rating), commented that it is not prudent that such an important regulatory decision be taken on the basis of a single study.
CAG’s article about the new transfat regulation highlights the Food Safety and Standards Authority Of India regulation. FSSAI notified the 2019 draft regulation to further reduce transfat levels in oils and fats to be less than 3% by weight effective from January 2021 and to be less than 2% by weight from January 2022. In addition, the oils and fats used to prepare food products should also contain less than 2% transfat levels by weight that is to be effective from January 2022’.
CUTS International, Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG), Consumer Voice, Generation Saviour Association (GSA) and DISHA Foundation, recently presented an eight point Charter of Demands to FSSAI as immediate steps to be taken for the elimination of trans-fats from the Indian food system by 2022.
CAG's survey found that 81% use some form of trans fats at home; even doctors not aware of harmful effects of trans fat.