NICE are also campaigning for further reductions in salt and saturated fats in a bid to prevent the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease, which is currently the biggest cause of fatalities in the U.K.
Specialists working for the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have said around 40,000 of the 150,000 annual deaths are preventable and reducing salt, sat fats and trans fats would save the NHS around £1bn.
Professor Mike Kelly from NICE has suggested the government consider supportive legislation if food manufacturers are unwilling to reduce their saturated fat levels. NICE are also calling for food labels to carry a colour code traffic light scheme, even though this idea was rejected by the European parliament last week.
BBC News have put together a list of facts about trans-fats to help individuals to better
understand what it is they are and what it is they do. The list is as follows: