Canada is working hard to reduce the amount of trans fats in the country. The Health Canada regulations require that calories and the content of 13 core nutrients, including trans fat, be listed on the labels of most prepackaged foods by December 12, 2005 (December 12, 2007 for small manufacturers).
The interim report of the Trans Fat Task Force is out. Sounds like a fun job talking about partially hydrogenated vegetable oil all day.
"Canadians' consumption of trans fats is one of the highest in the world and the Government of Canada is committed to helping reverse this trend," said Minister of Health Ujjal Dosanjh. "We are also reminding Canadians to read nutrition labels and choose products that are low in both trans and saturated fats. Further, we are calling on restaurants and the food service industry to accelerate their efforts to eliminate partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from their operations."
For all the talk about Canadians and fattening foods, it's nice to see them working as hard as they are to make things better.
Would be nice to see if French fries (and donuts, a Canadian staple) can still taste good without trans fats. If they can, the U.S. would be a nice next step to test the process in reality. It would be worth importing.