A limit on permitted levels of industrial trans fats in food is the most effective way to reduce Europeans' risk of heart disease, says the European Commission in its long-awaited report - but it does not say what that limit should be.
Danish company Palsgaard said a US $30m emulsifier factory located in Malaysia will be operational in just over 12 months and will bring the company closer to the supply of its key raw material - palm oil.
DMV is formally launching its new vegetable-derived base for
toppings, Aerion DP 90, on a global basis, billed it as a healthy
alternative for dairy cream toppings that does not come with a
compromise on taste and texture compromise.
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.
Using GM techniques to change the activity of a plant enzyme could
convert unsaturated oils in the seeds of a temperate plant to the
more saturated kind usually found in tropical plants like palm oil,
new research suggests.
Test results of oleic acid-rich soybean varieties are in, and the
results are very positive, say the researchers behind the new
varieties, giving industry access to new soybean oils with improved
Responding to consumer and legislative pressures, international
food firms are slicing artery-clogging trans fatty acids from their
formulations,FoodNavigator.com spoke with Nestle to find out
how the world's number one food...
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',...
A landmark settlement on trans fats in the US last week will incite
global food makers, fearful of litigation, to delve further into
new food formulations that use alternative ingredients to eliminate
harmful fatty acids, reports...
Dutch producer of oils and fats Loders Croklaan has changed its
company logo in an effort to underline the connection with its
Malaysian parent company IOI Group and emphasize their joint palm
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.
Ahead of new rules on the labelling of trans fatty acids in the US
due in 2006, biotech group Monsanto has designed low-linolenic
soybeans that can make a soybean oil for food firms looking to
eliminate trans fats in food formulations.