The Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency has reportedly unveiled draft guidelines that would ask food manufacturers to voluntarily disclose the trans fat content of their products. Intending to finalize the guidelines by the end of 2010, the agency has called for labeling that indicates the amount of trans fat per 100 grams or per meal. The guidelines not only reflect the mandatory measures taken by other countries, but apparently aim to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease. According to The Japan Times, “The agency is also considering legislation to make these kinds of food labeling mandatory.” See The Japan Times, October 9, 2010.