HPB Trans fat forum

March 10, 2007

Finally, the Health Promotion Board and Consumers’ Association are doing their bit to educate Singaporeans about trans fats.

They are jointly organising a forum on the subject next Saturday, March 17 at the HDB Auditorium at Toa Payoh (no typo here, HDB as in Housing Development Board Auditorium).

There will be a session in Chinese from 1 to 3 pm, and a session in English from 5 to 7 pm. Hope to see some of you there.

Programme as follows:

Fat is a nutrient necessary for health. But not all fats are the same. Come and learn about the different types of fats (including trans fat), their effects on health, as well as how you can make healthier choices for yourself.

– Mr Lim Meng Thiam, Dietitian, Health Promotion Board

This session serves to inform the public of the general labelling requirements for prepacked foods sold in Singapore. It aims to provide consumers with a good understanding of the information stated in food labels, so that they may have a better informed choice when selecting food products for themselves and their families. The use of nutrition and health claims for food products will also be covered.

– Ms Diana Lee, Food Control Division, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority


Find out the function of fats and oils in food preparation, how trans fat is produced during food processing and how do the food manufacturers help consumers in reducing intake of fat/oil.

– Mr Wong Mong Hong, Deputy President, Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association

Admission is free. Registration in advance is preferred. A confirmation will be sent to you upon registration to confirm your place. Kindly note that unregistered participants will only be admitted to the forum based on availability.

Interested participants, please email, fax or mail your name, IC and contact number to :

Attn: Trans fat Forum
Email: transfat@case.org.sg


  1. hey everyone,

    i just joined and wanted to say hi. 🙂

  2. I found this site while Googling a curiosity I stumbled upon earlier today.

    I just ate a McDonald’s double cheeseburger (don’t worry, I don’t do it often!) and saw that it contained 1.5 grams of trans fat. What, exactly, is in the burger that contains the trans fat? Is it the cheese? I’ve pretty much ruled out the bread, condiments and perhaps meat (McD’s uses a griddle to fry its meat, right? I can not imagine that the oil they use to grease the griddle would contribute that much of the stuff…)

    So is it the cheese? Does McD’s cheese actually have trans fat in it? Let me know if you know!

  3. The transfat probably comes from the cooking oil to fry the burgers and also the shortening to make the buns. Not likely to be from the cheese.


  4. tks for the effort you put in here I appreciate it!

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