Health Canada Publishes Proposal to Prohibit the Use of Partially Hydrogenated Oils in Foods

Jun 7, 2017

Copied from Health Canada release

Today, Health Canada published a Notice of Proposal signalling its intent to implement the prohibition of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in all foods, by adding PHOs to Part 1 of the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods. This prohibition is proposed to take effect in the summer of 2018. This would allow industry stakeholders time to phase-out the use of PHOs. Further information on the proposal as well as a summary of comments received during the previous public consultation is available in the Notice of Proposal

Canadians and interested stakeholders are invited to provide comments on the proposal by June 21, 2017. Please contact via mail, fax or electronically.  If you wish to contact the Food Directorate by fax or electronically, please use the words “PHO NOP” in the subject line.

Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate 
Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Tunney’s Pasture, PL: 2203E
Ottawa, ON K1A 0L2
Fax: 613-941-6636