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Trans Fat Business Pledge

Date: 21 Sep 2012

 

The pledge that businesses are asked to make is simply:

 

“We have already removed, or will remove, artificial trans fats from our products.”

 

In summary, it requires that:

 

  • Fats and oils are free from partially hydrogenated vegetables oil and contain no more that 2% total trans fats.
  • Food service providers procure products and adapt their practices to remove artificial trans fats.

For more information please visit:  www.cornwall.gov.uk/transfat

 

The facts

Musculoskeletal conditions generally rise with age. The age group 50-64 are most affected by sickness absence not to mention the UK 50+ population is expected to increase by 32% between 2008 and 2030.

Sickness Absence

Annually the average sickness absence is 3.5% (8 days per employee) and the average cost of absence per employee is estimated at £666.  If you employ 100 people sickness absence is costing your business £66,000 each year.  (CIPD Employee Absence, July 2008). 

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