Cargill claims to be the ‘first’ global edible oil supplier to commit to World Health Organization recommendations on trans-fatty acids across its entire fats and oils portfolio, including in countries where there is no legislative requirement to do so....
The World Health Organization has called on global governments to remain focused on eliminating trans fats from the food supply, despite the new and unprecedented challenges being thrown up by the global coronavirus pandemic.
The WHO’s draft guidelines on saturated fat have been challenged by a group of international researchers, who say different types of fatty acids, and the diversity of foods, should be taken into consideration.
The International Food & Beverage Alliance (IFBA), which includes Nestlé and Unilever as well as fast-food giant McDonald's, have set a goal of phasing out industrially produced trans fats (iTFAs) from the global food supply by 2023.
Denmark's trans fat ban is a public health and food reformulation success, and should be rolled out across the EU, says the Danish government. "The European Commission should be inspired by our good example," says the minister for food.
"The conversion away from partially hydrogenated oils is really an opportunity to re-engineer cakes themselves," says Corbion as it launches SweetPro, a new line of trans fat-free emulsifiers that allow manufacturers to swap expensive bakery...
Oils and fats that provide the taste and food qualities while providing a rich source of the ‘good’ fats is an ongoing issue that has resulted in a range of oils that have laid claim to being the ‘next big thing.’
It’s that time of the year when we look back and reflect on the highs and lows of the past 12 months – but this time we asked our readers to share some of their professional and personal highlights, as well as what they are looking forward to in 2016. Happy...
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.
A raft of new technical solutions and innovative strategies, focused on replacing damaging trans fats like-for-like with healthy ingredient that has exactly the same functions, are currently being explored by industry and academics.
Food manufacturers are likely to ask for an extension to the 60-day comment period set by the FDA to consider its proposal to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), a food law attorney has predicted.
The Malaysian palm oil industry has called on the French Prime Minister to put an end to an ‘ongoing campaign of misinformation’ on palm oil among French politicians and companies, ahead of his visit to the country on Sunday.
Policies aimed at reducing intake of trans fat are working to reduce consumption and are likely to have an effect on public health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said in a new systematic review.
The trade association representing margarine and vegetable fats makers in the EU has tightened its Code of Conduct for the third time since 1995, in an effort to reduce trans fat levels in foods and fats at retail.
A proposed 300% increase on French palm oil imports could lead to increased consumption of harmful trans fats and ignores the primary sources of saturated fat in the French diet, says the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC).
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.
Replacing more traditional solid ‘plastic’ shortenings with a liquid version made from oils and emulsifiers may increase the structural quality and shelf life of bakery products whilst reducing the need for hydrogenated fats, suggests new research.
The hydrogenated fat content of bakery products may be reduced by replacing trans fats with sunflower or coconut oils, and still maintain characteristics similar to ‘full-fat’ products, says new research.