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Federal Health Minister Tony Clement has announced that the government's trans-fats monitoring program has been a success.

The government announced the monitoring program in June, when it called on the food industry to add the lowest levels of trans fats to its products, based on the Trans Fat Task Force's recommendations.
The task force, a partnership between Health Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, was set up to provide guidance to the industry on how to reduce trans-fat content in food. Its guidelines included limiting trans fats to two per cent of all fat content in vegetable oils and spreadable margarines, and five per cent in all other foods.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation said Thursday that it was pleased with the government's findings.
"Many companies have made significant progress in reducing trans fats, which we applaud," Sally Brown, foundation CEO, and co-chair of the national Trans Fat Task Force, said in a release.
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