Dow AgroSciences multiplies alternatives for food makers looking to
remove artery-clogging trans fats from formulations with a new
canola oil sourced from a specifically designed seed with a low
saturated fat content.
International food companies starting to look for alternative
ingredients to cut trans fatty acids out of their formulations may
turn to sunflower oil, but a drawdown in stocks for the year have
pushed up the raw material price.
The effect of trans fatty acids (TFAs) on heart health may be
greater than that of saturated fatty acids, according to scientists
from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), but only when
consumed at equivalent levels. Further...
In what is likely to be a clear warning to food makers, McDonald's
faces a damaging court case after a US public interest group
accused the fast food giant of falling short of promises to remove
artery clogging trans fats used...
US giant processor Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and currently the
world's number three food group will ramp up production capacity at
four of its key processing plants at the company's North American
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...
As consumer groups in Europe and the US call on food manufacturers
to cut the quantity of trans fats in food products, Swedish
vegetable oils supplier Karlshamns has come up with a cocoa butter
replacer with a low trans fatty acid...