Palmitic acid is the most widespread fatty acid in the world and plays an important role in biology and in our body. Edmond Frémy discovered this particular fatty acid in 1840, in saponified palm oil, which is an edible oil from the fruit of oil palms growing in tropical areas. In these regions palm oil has been consumed as a source of fat… Read more »
Danish emulsifier company Palsgaard claims to have developed the first palm-free powdered emulsifier for industrial cake production. Palsgaard SA 6615 solves the challenges faced by the industry in the quest to remove palm oil from cake recipes without damaging product quality. “In a few of the markets we serve around the world, negative sentiment around palm oil is now prompting… Read more »
International food retail group Delhaize has been ordered by a Belgian National Court to stop using “misleading communication” against palm oil following an appeal in Brussels brought by Italian confectionery giant Ferrero. Earlier this month the Belgian Court of Appeal declared that the Belgian supermarket chain must ditch using incorrect communication in relation in palm oil following claims in its… Read more »
Training for around 5,500 farmers
Palm oil has a reputation as a “bad” product, but do we really know why this is, and where it’s used? And more importantly, can we do something about it?
Initial mapping effort first step in validating responsible palm oil sources.
British company BM TRADA has become the world’s first certification body to be accredited for a sustainable palm oil scheme.
Loders Croklaan is anticipating ongoing growth in the use of sustainable palm oil in Europe. Consumer demand for pure and natural products looks set to continue, and food manufacturers can easily respond to this by using palm oil that has been produced in an honest, sustainable way.
France’s National Assembly has reportedly rejected a proposed tax on palm oil that appeared to be a go earlier in the week. On November 12, 2012, the French Senate voted 186-155 against the so-called “Nutella tax,” which aimed to impose a 300-percent tax on palm oil, a key ingredient in the beloved hazelnutchocolate spread that is high in saturated fats.
A call from the Netherlands to end European import duty on sustainably produced palm oil has been welcomed by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The proposal is designed to encourage the uptake of sustainable palm oil by offsetting some of the added costs.