Voluntary approaches work in removal of artificial trans fatsBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6115 (Published 27 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6115
- Barbara Gallani, director, food safety and science1
- 1Food and Drink Federation, London WC2B 5JJ, UK
Voluntary reformulation has virtually eliminated artificial trans fatty acids (TFAs) from processed foods in the UK. This demonstrates the effectiveness of voluntary policies, a fact that has been disputed.1 Voluntary approaches enable the industry to move more quickly than legislative ones, allowing for a rapid response to consumer demand and scientific evidence.
Independent monitoring …