Cargill and Krones join forces to unveil new edible oils line in North America

USA – Grain and consumer foods supplier, Cargill and Krones, global equipment and packaging provider have joined forces to launch a new edible oil line in Sidney, Ohio, United States. The new line said to be ‘the most efficient’ in North America expands Cargill’s capabilities in edible oil manufacturing while presenting an opportunity to grow…

Canada’s ban on trans fat oils in foods officially kicks off

CANADA – Canada has officially marked the the beginning of a ban on its partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the largest source of industrially produced trans fat in foods. FoodingredientsFirst reports that trans fats raise “bad” cholesterol levels (low-density lipoprotein) in the blood, which is a risk factor for heart disease; they also reduce the blood…

WHO unveils new plan to eliminate use of trans fats in food

USA - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled a new plan to eliminate the use of trans fats, calling for the gains made against the harmful acids in richer countries to be spread worldwide. Industrially produced trans-fatty acids, such as margarine and some hardened vegetable fats, are popular among food producers because they are…