Trans-fatty acids in Portuguese food products (2016)



This document contains the results from a survey on the trans-fatty acid content in foods sold in Portugal. It explores the food categories known to be the main source of industrial trans-fatty acids, based on similar international surveys, detailing individual data for a total of 268 food samples.

It also explores the main food categories responsible for the presence of trans-fatty acids in the Portuguese diet, as well as the main determinants of their presence.

This publication was funded through the Biannual Collaborative Agreement with Portugal and a voluntary contribution of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.