News On Trans Fats
Sterzing's Potato Chips struggling with product reformulation
May 16, 2018
Sterzing's Potato Chips reformulated its recipe to meet the deadline of the 2015 U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandate banning oils that contain trans fat. At first that didn't go too well...
World Health Organisation wants industrially-produced trans fats banned globally
May 15, 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. Eliminating trans fats is key to protecting health and saving lives.
Health Canada proposes to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) in food
April 29, 2017
Health Canada is introducing a regulatory proposal to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)—the main source of industrially produced trans fats—in food to help protect the health of all Canadians.
Sustainability Report: Potato Processor Lamb Weston / Meijer continues to innovate
January 22, 2017
Lamb Weston's European joint venture, Lamb Weston / Meijer has published its sustainability report for 2015-2016. Compared to the reference year 2008, energy consumption per tonne of product has reduced by more than 21% and potato utilisation has improved by 4.5%.
Cargill offers label-friendly alternatives for monoglycerides
February 09, 2016
Cargill Texturizing Solutions is offering manufacturers a successful replacement for monoglycerides, which are sometimes made from PHO
Taiwan to ban trans fat in processed food
September 13, 2015
In Taiwan, the Food and Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare is taking steps to remove artificial trans fat from Taiwan’s food supply chain.
Are we eating healthier now than 20 years ago?
February 26, 2015
A study published in The Lancet Global Health shows that in an analysis of worldwide dietary patterns, overall diet quality worsened across the globe even as consumption of healthier foods increased in many countries.
FDA takes step to further reduce trans fats in processed foods
November 06, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food.
La salud europea está en riesgo por las grasas trans de la comida procesada
September 18, 2012
La salud del corazón de millones de europeos aún se encuentra en riesgo debido al alto contenido de ácidos grasos trans de algunos alimentos rápidos y procesados. Aunque los niveles globales han disminuido, pocos países tienen una limitación legal en l...
Restaurants' trans fat bans may have positive health effects
February 13, 2012
Reductions in restaurants’ use of trans fats may have played a role in declining levels of the fats in the blood of white American adults between 2000 and 2009, a Centers for Disease Control study found Wednesday. The level of trans fats in those who ...