Policy - Fats and Oils Regulations, 2019

Published by:
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
Published year:
Is the policy document adopted?:
Adopted year:
Adopted by:
Governing Council of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control with the approval of the Honourable Minister of Health
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition


Legislation Details
1. Scope
These Regulations shall apply to all foods containing fats and oils that are manufactured, imported, exported, advertised, sold, distributed or used in Nigeria.
8. Labeling of Trans Fats
(a) The manufacturing and importation of any oils and fats, including emulsions with fat as the continuous phase, either alone or as part of processed foods, which are intended for human consumption or assumed to be intended for human consumption, in the retail trade, catering businesses, restaurants, institutions, bakeries etc, of which the content of Trans-Fat exceeds 2 grams per 100 grams of oil or fat, is prohibited.
(b) Where a claim that a foodstuff is "Trans-Fat free" is made on the label or in an advertisement, the content of Trans-Fat shall be less than 1 gram per 100 grams of the total fat or oil in the final product.
(c) For a product that contains 2% fat or more, the nutritional label shall indicate the types and levels of each of the fat components in the product: saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids and cholesterol.

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Tue, 08/13/2019 - 15:14engesveenkCreated by engesveenk.published