Today, the majority of Canada's food supply is trans-fat free and Canadians have access to thousands of reformulated products.
In 2016, the Minister of Health launched a Healthy Eating Strategy for Canada, with several food and nutrition commitments including the Prohibition of Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs), the main source of industrially produced trans fatty acids (trans fats), in the food supply.
“Our government is pleased to see that industry has reduced the level of trans fat in many pre-packaged foods… without increasing the levels of saturated fat.”
— Health Canada.
Industry and government worked together to reduce trans fat consumption by setting voluntary targets. These initiatives have proven successful and food manufacturers continue to invest in the research and development required to find appropriate substitute ingredients while ensuring that reformulated and new products meet consumer expectations for taste, texture and quality.