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In the past (10-15 years ago) fried potato products were a major source of trans fats, but now most companies have switched to healthier oils. Bakery products are the main source of trans fat in many countries - because it is harder to replace them - but

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.
The raw potato counts for over 50% of the overall Carbon Footprint of Lamb Weston / Meijer's potato products. In 2016, chemical fertilizers count for 54% of the carbon footprint of the potato.

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%.
La salud europea está en riesgo por las grasas trans de la comida procesada

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...

Piden prohibir grasas trans en alimentos en el Reino Unido

June 22, 2010
El organismo que regula los alimentos y fármacos en el Reino Unido está pidiendo que en Inglaterra se eliminen de los alimentos los ácidos grasos trans. Estos compuestos son un tipo de grasas insaturadas presentes principalmente en productos que han s...
FDF Recipe for Change: Product innovation continues despite economic downturn

FDF Recipe for Change: Product innovation continues despite economic downturn

July 08, 2009
The economic downturn has not created a 'health crunch' when it comes to new product innovation, suggests research conducted for the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) by independent consultancy Mintel's Global New Products Database. Based on its tracki...

Campaña britanica para reducir el consumo de grasas saturadas

February 13, 2009
Las agencias de seguridad de los alimentos del Reino Unido (Foods Standard Agency, FSA) ha lanzado una campaña publicitaria en los medios para reducir el consumo de grasas saturadas en los alimentos y cambiar los hábitos de compra y alimentación hacia ...
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Consumentenbond: Nog vaak ongezond frituurvet bij de snackbar

Consumentenbond: Nog vaak ongezond frituurvet bij de snackbar

January 29, 2009
Patatzaken bakken nog steeds op grote schaal in ongezond, vast frituurvet. Van de circa 3.000 snackbars die niet meedoen aan de campagne ‘Verantwoord Frituren’  is ongeveer 70% nog altijd niet overgestapt op het veel betere vloeibare frituurvet, zo bli...

Dow Chemical Company launches Satisfit, an ingredient to reduce fat absorption

November 07, 2008
At Health Ingredients Europe, the Dow Chemical Company introduced Satisfit, a new weight management ingredient this week, which it claims has been shown to block the absorption of saturated and trans-fats in pre-clinical trials.

FSA: trans fat ban in the UK not needed

December 14, 2007
A New York-style ban on trans fats in food is not needed in the UK because consumption rates are already very low, the official food watchdog has said. The Food Standards Agency's (FSA) Board ruled out mandatory restrictions after reviewing evidence ...

McDonald's Hungary moves to trans fat free frying oil

October 29, 2007
From October, McDonald’s Hungary replaces its cooking oil to a newly developed mixture that is made of rapeseed and sunflower seed oil. The new oil has lower than 2% TFA content – reduced from the current maximum of 5%. And the rate of saturated fats ...


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