The results of a survey by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland
(FSAI) on the fat content and fatty acid composition of
pre-packaged food products reveal that generally, levels of
trans-fatty acids in the surveyed products are low.
There's no way but out for heart-damaging trans fatty acids, and
procrastinators in the food industry will achieve nothing by
delaying reformulation other than lagging behind in the game as the
rest of the world waves goodbye.
Trans fat concerns hit Australia with consumer groups calling for
trans fat to be highlighted on food labels after more than a third
of 50 food products tested had levels 'well above what is
considered safe by many experts',...
Reflecting the booming market for trans fatty acid alternatives,
speciality oil supplier ADM ramps up production of its zero/low
trans-fat oils and margarines, for the second time in a year,
Lindsey Partos reports.
The battle for market share in the growing zero trans fats oil
marketplace has gathered pace after a small US co-operative joined
the large commercial players by rolling out its first batch of
trans fat-free soybean oil.
A new canola oil created by Dow AgroSciences and sourced from a
seed with a low saturated fat content could be the latest
alternative for biscuit and confectionery manufacturers looking to
eliminate trans fatty acids from their products.
In 2003 Denmark banned trans fatty acids from food products over
fears that these hydrogenated fats could contribute to heart
disease. The rest of the EU as yet has no equivalent plans to
follow suit, but in the US the labelling of...
Last year Denmark became the first country in the world to ban
trans fats from food products over fears these hydrogenated fats
could contribute to heart disease. While the EU has yet to reach a
position on the labelling of these...
Pressure on food manufacturers to remove artery-clogging trans fats
linked to heart disease from foods continues in the US and Europe.
In response to increasing demand and imminent labelling rules in
the US, food ingredients players...
Anticipating growing pressure on UK food manufacturers to cut the
trans fats from food products, UK fudge and toffee ingredients firm
Food Design joins the growing number of ingredients companies to
offer alternatives, launching a...