There is a pile of evidence linking artificial trans fats with heart disease, so why is it still in our food? It’s time to get real and recognize that artificial trans fat is an adulterant with no place in the global food supply.
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.
Europe should follow Denmark's example and force food makers to
clearly label the presence of trans fats, a move that would bring
huge health benefits and bring European labelling into line with
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.
Cargill, the largest private firm in the US, will link up with
biotech giant Monsanto to bring food makers an alternative source
of soybean oil, used to reduce the artery-clogging trans fats in
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.
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...