The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced “a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.” The plan consists of six steps represented by the acronym REPLACE: (i) “review” sources of trans fat and the landscape for policy change; (ii) “promote” the replacement of trans fats; (iii) “legislate” regulatory actions to eliminate trans fats; (iv) “assess” trans fat content in the food supply; (v) “create” awareness; and (vi) “enforce” compliance.

“The world is now embarking on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, using it as a driver for improved access to healthy food and nutrition,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press release. “WHO is also using this milestone to work with governments, the food industry, academia and civil society to make food systems healthier for future generations, including by eliminating industrially-produced trans fats.”

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