New Delhi, Oct 4: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday launched the ''Trans Fat Free'' logo of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), at the 8th International Chefs’ Conference (ICC VII), here.
This marked an important milestone in the movement against Trans-Fats and also provided a momentum to accelerate the ‘Eat Right India’ movement of FSSAI.
At the event, Dr Vardhan said, ''The ‘Eat Right India’ movement of FSSAI takes inspiration from the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of giving to the people of this country a ‘New India’ by 2022 that includes health, social security and nutrition.
The Prime Minister has also acknowledged the 'Eat Right Movement' of FSSAI in his ''Mann ki Baat'' address''. He further stated that health does not merely mean the absence of disease and infirmity but its definition also includes the presence of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness, and food plays a vital role in all these components.
Dr Vardhan said the primacy given to nutrition and healthy eating practices by the Government forms the pivot of the Poshan Maah, which was observed in September, where many ministries and stakeholders joined hands for enhancing awareness about issues surrounding nutrition.
The Union Health Minister said that ''Trans fats are the worst type of fats with known health risks. India is committed to eliminating it from the food supply and is progressing towards its objective of trans fat elimination by 2022; a year ahead of the global target by WHO.'' (UNI)