Achieving a Trans Fat-Free Europe, 14 April 2015


12:30 – 12:35

Welcome and Introduction

Ms Mairead McGuinness MEP, Co-Chair MEP Heart Group

12:35 – 12:50

The Commission Report on trans fat: state of play

Ms Alexandra Nikolakopoulou, Head of Unit Nutrition, Food Composition and Information, DG SANTE, European Commission

12:50 – 13:20

Tracing industrial trans fat in popular foods in EU and neighbouring countries

Prof. Steen Stender, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev - Gentofte, Denmark

13:20 – 13:50

Panel debate on trans fat

Ms Mairead McGuinness, MEP

Ms Karin Kadenbach, MEP

Ms Christel Schaldemose, MEP

Ms Alexandra Nikolakopoulou, DG SANTE

Dr Roberto Bertollini, Director of WHO Brussels and Chief scientist of WHO Europe

13:50 – 14:00

Conclusions and further actions

Ms Karin Kadenbach MEP, Co-Chair MEP Heart Group


The press release of the event is available here.