FDA ruling on Trans-Fats

FDA released its’ final determination that Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) are not Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). The determination is based on extensive research into the effects of PHOs, as well as input from stakeholders during the public comment period. PHOs are the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods. In FDA view, removing PHOs from … Continue reading FDA ruling on Trans-Fats

Thank God it’s Friday! Quick news from the food world (Week 39)

Here's my selection of article for the week: - WHO Study Measures Global Burden of Listeria, by James Andrews on foodsafetynews.com: in 2010, Listeria monocytogenes was estimated to infect 23,150 people worldwide. It killed 5,463 of them, or 23.6 percent, according to a new study by European researchers in the World Health Organization (WHO) published in The … Continue reading Thank God it’s Friday! Quick news from the food world (Week 39)