18 August 2011

Pick n Pay to help improve SA health

Pick n Pay announced that it had ensured its food products comply with the Department of Health's new regulations relating to trans fat foodstuffs.

In a bid to diminish the risk associated with coronary heart disease and obesity in South Africa, Pick n Pay on Wednesday announced that it had ensured its food products comply with the Department of Health’s regulations relating to trans fat foodstuffs which will be introduced in August.

Pick n Pay’s merchandise director Peter Arnold has confirmed that currently Pick n Pay’s technical team is reviewing the Pick n Pay product range to ensure that the levels of trans fatty acids comply with legislation. “We have requested analysis certificates from suppliers of vegetable fats and oils used in our products to make sure the final non-ruminant trans fatty acid value will not be more than 2% of total fats.”

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Increase your physical activity

  • Limit the alcohol

  • Decrease the salt in your diet

  • Stop smoking 

  • Check your blood pressure regularly


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