Trans Fatty Acids - Trans Fat

Trans Fatty Acids / Trans Fat

Vilified by public health advocates, trans fatty acid reduction and removal has been a focal point for most food manufacturers. A variety of technologies have been developed to ease the transition and maintain end-product quality. Learn more about how the industry responded to the concern about trans fatty acids in this Research Assistant.

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Going non GMO, sustainable with new ingredients

- As today’s world becomes more interconnected, issues of sustainable sourcing arise.

Emulsifier innovations

- Food technologists have made great advances in replacing PHOs in emulsifiers.

Replacing PHOs in emulsifiers

- Bakers challenge emulsifier suppliers to get rid of PHO-based materials but keep the performance.

Let's talk organogels

- Natural waxes may open another door to replacing trans fats without increasing saturated fats.

Shortening 'mix tape'

- Enzymatic intersterification separates fatty acid components and reassembles them.
Phasing out PHOs