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Canada’s ban on industrial trans fats comes into effect

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Canada’s ban on partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the largest source of industrially produced trans fat in foods, comes into effect today, making it illegal for manufacturers to add PHOs to foods sold in Canada. The ban was originally announced last year in order to give time for manufacturers to adapt to the change, and the ban includes both Canadian and… Read more »

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Sustainable emulsifiers answer WHO call for trans fat ban

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Removing trans fats from processed foods may be good for consumer health, but it makes life more challenging for food manufacturers – especially if you’re a margarine producer. Here’s how emulsifiers can help. A May 2018 article on Foodnavigator.com brought the news that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on governments to eliminate trans fatty acids (or trans fats, for… Read more »

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Global food and beverage giants pledge to phase out trans fats

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Members of the International Food & Beverage Alliance, a non-profit group formed by 11 global food and beverage companies, have formalized a commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fatty acids in their products to less than 1 gram of trans fat per 100 grams of product by the end of 2018.

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CDC says trans fat reduction efforts slowed over time

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Research published in CDC’s journal Preventing Chronic Disease suggests manufacturer reduction of trans fatty acids (TFAs) has slowed over time, and progress varies by food type and parent company. Because consuming TFA is harmful even at low levels, researchers urge manufacturers to renew efforts to discontinue or reformulate products containing TFA or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVOs).

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Expert calls for change in trans fat labelling

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According to a scientific review conducted by Spencer Proctor, along with Canadian and international colleagues, natural trans fats produced by ruminant animals such as dairy and beef cattle are not detrimental to health. In fact, they show significant positive health effects and some evidence even links these natural trans fats to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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