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Heart and Stroke says regulate trans-fats

By Canadian Pizza   


June 18, 2009, Ottawa – The Heart and
Stroke Foundation backs Pat Martin, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre,
in today's call for the federal government to regulate trans-fats in Canada's
food supply.

After the release of the trans-fat task
force report, Health Canada gave the food industry two years to reduce the
amount of heart-clogging trans fat in their foods, with government monitoring
of trans fat levels in Canadian foods every six months in the interim. At that
time, it also indicated that it would introduce regulations to virtually
eliminate processed trans-fats if progress was unsatisfactory.

June 20 marks the end of the designated two
year period – but there is no cause for celebration, according to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation. Results from monitoring data to date shows that the levels
of trans-fats in our foods have not decreased sufficiently. The fourth and
final set of trans-fat monitoring results are expected to be released shortly.


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