News On Trans Fats from the Americas

Sterzing's Potato Chips struggling with product reformulation
May 16, 2018

Sterzing's Potato Chips struggling with product reformulation

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...
Health Canada proposes to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) in food
April 29, 2017

Health Canada proposes to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) in food

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.
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February 09, 2016

Cargill offers label-friendly alternatives for monoglycerides

Cargill Texturizing Solutions is offering manufacturers a successful replacement for monoglycerides, which are sometimes made from PHO
Global dietary patterns among men and women in 187 countries in 2010
February 26, 2015

Are we eating healthier now than 20 years ago?

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.
November 06, 2013

FDA takes step to further reduce trans fats in processed foods

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.
February 13, 2012

Restaurants' trans fat bans may have positive health effects

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 ...
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February 07, 2012

Canada: Trans fat rules rejected as burden on food industry

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq is standing firm Tuesday on taking a voluntary approach with the food industry on trans fat, even though newly released documents show her department was ready to impose regulations in 2009. Documents obtained by the Cen...
December 23, 2010

Jan. 1, 2011: 2nd phase of California trans fat ban to take effect

California restaurants must end trans fat use by Jan. 1.
ARS is breeding more heart healthy (high oleic) soybean lines
September 16, 2010

ARS is breeding more heart healthy (high oleic) soybean lines

Products made from soy oil stand to benefit from two new germplasm lines that produce high levels of oleic acid, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and university scientists.
August 21, 2010

Brasil: Límites en la publicidad de alimentos sacuden a las potencias del mercado

La Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria de Brasil, Anvisa, recientemente dictaminó que la publicidad de bebidas refrescantes y comida rica en grasas saturadas o grasas trans, azúcar y sodio cambiará. Para final de 2010, la industria se tendrá que ...
July 16, 2010

Fast Food Using Less Trans Fats

Trans fats have been showing up less often in fast-food restaurant meals.Research from the University of Minnesota's Nutrition Coordinating Center has shows major chains have significantly reduced their use of oils that contain trans fat in French frie...
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May 28, 2010

Trans Fats replaced by Healthier Fats, Study Finds

Fears that removing harmful trans fats from foods would open the door for manufacturers and restaurants to add other harmful fats to foods seem to be unfounded, a new study finds. A team from Harvard School of Public Health analyzed 83 reformulated p...
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May 12, 2010

Grasas trans: Freno a la amenaza invisible

Las compañías de alimentación empiezan a abandonar el uso de este tipo de aceites procesados de manera artificial, ante las evidencias de los daños que causa a la salud. El mayor enemigo nutricional para la salud cardiovascular no es el exceso de calo...
January 02, 2010

A partir de enero, cero trans en California

Hoy sí, a partir del 1 de enero los restaurantes y comederos del estado no podrán utilizar las grasas saturadas o trans, un componente culinario asociado a las enfermedades cardiovasculares, en la preparación de alimentos. La ley que así lo dispone f...
December 28, 2009

California Restaurants can't cook in trans fat after January 1

California will bar restaurants from cooking with trans fat beginning New Year's Day, becoming the first state to crack down on the substance tied to clogged arteries, strokes and coronary heart disease. The ban is hailed by supporters as a way to pr...
July 22, 2009

La prohibición de grasas trans está funcionando en la ciudad de Nueva York

En diciembre de 2006, la ciudad ordenó que las grasas trans fueran eliminadas paulatinamente de la comida de restaurantes, y la prohibición entro en pleno efecto para noviembre de 2008. Silver y sus colaboradores del Departamento de Salud e Higiene Men...
June 17, 2009

Trans Fats Hinder Multiple Steps in Blood Flow Regulation Pathways – Study

In the August 2009 issue of the international journal Atherosclerosis, University of Illinois emeritus veterinary biosciences professor Fred Kummerow reports for the first time that trans fats interfere with more than one key enzyme in the regulation o...
March 13, 2009

Calgary's trans fat initiative dismantled as a result of reorganisations

The province Alberta has put an end to Calgary's trans fat initiative. In January 2008, the Calgary Health Region began limiting the amount of trans fats restaurants could use to less than two percent. It was the first part of a multi-phase initia...


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