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Workshop "Trans fatty acids in diets: health and legislative implications"

Zagreb, Croatia, 9-10 April 2013 - To discuss the presence and consumption of trans fatty acids in Europe and exchange best practices to reduce trans fatty acids consumption

When Apr 09, 2013 09:00 AM to
Apr 10, 2013 05:30 PM
Where Zagreb (Croatia)
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Organizer JRC, IHCP and IRMM

The Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (JRC-IHCP)  and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (JRC-IRMM) of the Joint Research Centre co-organise a workshop on "Trans fatty acids in diets: health and legislative implications" within the framework of the Enlargement & Integration Action (E&IA).

The workshop will take stock of the availability of data regarding presence of trans fatty acids (TFA) in foods and diets of the E&IA countries, and present and generate discussion of TFAs presence in foods and diets in the EU27. As part of this exercise, we will also present and discuss existing initiatives on TFAs.

The insights from the workshop shall be used to exchange best practises and to propose appropriate means which could enable consumers to make healthier food and dietary choices or could promote the production of healthier foods by reducing TFAs.

Deadline for applications: 31st of January 2013

This workshop is organized by the JRC with the participation of experts from the New Member States and Associated Countries. As foreseen in the framework of the 'Enlargement & integration action', the Joint Research Centre gives scientific and technical support to countries on the road towards EU membership, New Member States and Associated Countries. It supports the transfer of the EU legal framework (acquis communautaire) to national legislation and facilitates scientific and technical exchange.

Image: Oleic and elaidic acids. Wikimedia Commons.

 

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