Health

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0161
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What can the GLA do to push for the reduction of use of trans fats in London?

Answer

Answer for Health

Answer for Health

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Hydrogenated vegetable oils are the main source of trans-fats in the diet. I welcome recent moves by major retailers to reduce levels of these fats in their own-label products and hope that this helps to improve the health of Londoners. I will ask London Food (the partnership of food experts and organisations including central and local government that helped to produce my Food Strategy for London) to monitor this issue.