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Trans Fats on Their Way Out Again!
Health Canada has published a Notice of Proposal (Information Document) signalling its intent to implement the prohibition on the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in all foods by adding PHOs to Part 1 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods. This prohibition is proposed to take effect in the summer of 2018, which would allow industry stakeholders time to phase-out the use of PHOs. Interested stakeholders are invited to share and provide comments on the proposal by June 21, 2017 and can view further information on the proposals as well as a summary of comments received during the previous public consultation at Notice of Proposal (Prohibiting the Use of PHOs in Foods).