A regional nutritionist is welcoming Canada’s ban on trans fats.
Any food produced after September 17th can no longer contain partially hydrogenated oils.
Northwest Health Unit spokesperson Julie Slack says that is good news for consumers.
“Trans fats are very unhealthy fats. They increase our risk of heart disease, a lot more than saturated fats. So it’s great that they will no longer be allowed in our food.”
Health Canada is giving the industry two years to sell food produced before the deadline.