According to PAHO, this country-by-country piecemeal approach is not enough.
This week (July 17 and 18) it held a workshop in Mexico City with officials from the governments of eight LATAM countries to develop a roadmap to cut industrial trans fats from the food chain.
Participants included Mexican food safety authority COFEPRIS; the Caribbean regional office for standards and quality, CROSQ; and the Nutrition Institute of Central America and Panama (INCAP).
Details of the road map were not revealed. However, the Mexico City meeting came as PAHO gears up to present its regional 2020 - 2025 Action Plan to eliminate industrial trans fats from Latin America’s food supply to the Board of Directors in September.
The plan was approved by its Executive Committee last month.
El objetivo del taller es que los participantes elaboren una hoja de ruta para eliminar las grasas trans de producción industrial en los países de la Región de las Américas con el fin de proteger la salud cardiovascular de la población#SaludParaTodos#VenceralasENTpic.twitter.com/S2yl5LlCWq