– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 2nd March 2011.

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Photo of Helen Eadie Helen Eadie Labour

Question S3W-39348

To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the calls from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), the UK Faculty of Public Health and the Royal Society for Public Health for a ban on industrial trans fats, whether it will review its position on this matter.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

The current position is to support industry to take voluntary measures which has seen average consumption of trans fats drop to below 1% and to only support placing a limit on trans fats if the evidence supports that there would be a significant health benefit in doing so the Food Standards Agency Scotland has confirmed that there is no new evidence to support a change of position.

We will continue to keep trans fats levels under close review, actively monitoring outputs of ongoing work and new research in Scotland, the UK and internationally.

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