Table 1

Trans fatty acids (TFA) in biscuits, cakes and wafers bought in 2005 and 2009 in large supermarkets in the capital of the country

200520092005200920052009
Item no.Gram of TFA in 100 g productItem numberGram of TFA in 100 g productItem numberGram of TFA in 100 g productItem numberGram of TFA in 100 g productItem numberGram of TFA in 100 g productItem numberGram of TFA in 100 g product
Hungary1010.4935.6Poland4312.51116.0Czech Republic2515.3572.3
194.2885.0211.9855.51114.3642.0
263.7982.22611.7925.43514.0692.0
242.1852.24410.81075.52012.9711.9
331.4970.418.1915.03612.8661.9
291.196<0.2407.4894.32412.7561.6
320.991<0.256.3973.5511.7540.9
150.986<0.2246.31142.6218.5550.7
350.890<0.2355.7872.6298.2580.5
340.583<0.2425.51132.1417.8730.4
360.584<0.2334.41092.0317.1760.3
230.389<0.2224.31041.7386.3740.3
8<0.292<0.264.01051.4345.3780.3
9<0.299<0.2213.9950.9233.877<0.2
16<0.295<0.2233.41100.8403.770<0.2
28<0.287<0.2292.91120.7431.772<0.2
30<0.294<0.2452.81150.5221.659<0.2
5<0.282<0.236<0.2108<0.2421.463<0.2
6<0.234<0.2106<0.2271.280<0.2
11<0.24<0.296<0.2280.453<0.2
12<0.237<0.288<0.212<0.275<0.2
13<0.225<0.2103<0.213<0.268<0.2
18<0.238<0.290<0.226<0.279<0.2
7<0.294<0.230<0.281<0.2
13<0.293<0.232<0.265<0.2
3<0.286<0.237<0.260<0.2
20<0.239<0.261<0.2
27<0.244<0.262<0.2
28<0.2
30<0.2
31<0.2
39<0.2
Total number of items231832262828
France1b4.8120.7Germany8b6.9420.3UK 28a4.5580.2
22a4.2200.517b2.651<0.24a1.3520.2
24a3.6130.54a1.443<0.216a1.056<0.2
4a3.5150.313a1140<0.217a1.054<0.2
2a1.8160.24b0.841<0.215a0.951<0.2
26a1.5170.23a0.650<0.236a0.957<0.2
13a0.721<0.213b0.446<0.27b0.755<0.2
3a0.719<0.25a0.348<0.22b0.753<0.2
3b0.722<0.212b0.344<0.210a0.4
15a0.523<0.28a<0.247<0.233a0.4
12a0.318<0.215a<0.249<0.232a0.3
5a<0.214<0.21b<0.234a0.3
18a<0.23b<0.23b0.2
2b<0.216b<0.231a<0.2
3c<0.26a<0.213a<0.2
17a<0.27a<0.21a<0.2
23a<0.214a<0.239a<0.2
1a<0.217a<0.25b<0.2
16a<0.26b<0.26b<0.2
21a<0.221b<0.28b<0.2
25a<0.216a<0.29b<0.2
2c<0.229a<0.2
20a<0.223a<0.2
14a<0.211a<0.2
19a<0.212a<0.2
1c<0.22a<0.2
4b<0.238a<0.2
40a<0.2
4b<0.2
5a<0.2
8a<0.2
35a<0.2
Total number of items27122111338
  • Products were only bought if ‘partially hydrogenated fat’ or a similar term was listed among the first three ingredients and if the food label indicated that the fat content exceeded 15 g of fat per 100 g product.

  • Item number is an internal identification number for each package of biscuits, cakes and wafers bought in a given country.