Government Science

Bring in tougher regulations to eliminate trans fats and to reduce salt in processed foods.

Liberal Platform (Page 20) October 5, 2015
In progress
Sep 2017

Health Canada trans fat ban takes effect next year

CBC News | September 15, 2017

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced Friday the final step to ban partially hydrogenated oils in all foods sold in Canada.

The oils are the main source of trans fats in foods that raise levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol and lower "good" cholesterol, which can take a toll on our heart health.

Trans fats are used in the production of pastries, other baked goods and some packaged goods to extend shelf life.