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Oils and Fats News August 2014

AGM and Winter Dinner An enjoyable meal and social was held at The Grand Harbour Chinese Restaurant on The Viaduct in Auckland. Fuelled by good food and wine the members elected the existing committee and re-appointed the auditor. The Chairman’s report is on the website. http://www.oilsfats.org.nz/ Papers presented at NZIFST conference July 2014 Antioxidants A really practical and modern guide to natural antioxidant choice, was presented by Harish Metel of Kemin. This area is of vital importance to NZ food manufacturers particularly exporters as many…

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Oils and Fats News April 2012

Phosphatidylserine A recent visitor to New Zealand, a scientist from Israel, informed us of developments with phosphatidylserine which is a phospholipid found in soybean, egg and buttermilk. Whilst phosphatidylcholine has been well researched since it is a key component of lecithin, its sister molecule has not. Researchers have now found that phosphatidylserine has significant effects on preventing cognitive decline. The Enzymotec product is non-GMO and is derived from vegan sources with a recommended daily dose of 100 mg. This reviewer because of advancing age is…

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Oils and Fats News May 2011

AGM 2011 This year’s AGM and dinner will be on June 7th at the Northern Club. The cost is $45.00 for a two course dinner with wine, and coffee. For attendance email eyresy@gmail.com Dietary and nutrition mis-reporting Over two-thirds of the dietary information printed in national UK newspapers does not have sound scientific backing, according to a new study that raises concerns that misinformation is leading to public misconceptions about food. Daily newspapers are an important source of information about nutrition and health for the general public,…

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Oils and Fats News August 2010

The group’s AGM and annual social dinner is being planned for Tuesday August 17th at a local Mt. Eden Restaurant (Cazador). This is not a typical bureaucratic meeting but is intended as a social mixer for anybody, their friends, and colleagues and partners who are vaguely interested in the oily stuff. There will be a notice sent out to members of the group. Contact eyresy@gmail.com Standard for Olive Oil Standards Australia is working on an overall Australian standard for all grades of olive oil. The…

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Oils & Fats News June 2008

Conference – November The website is now up and running for registration to Functional Foods & Edible Oils – The Future, www.foodworks.co.nz/ffoods .  Speaker’s biographies and updated programme are also to be found on the website. Early bird registrants (before 21/09/08) get this two day conference for $440 plus $100 for the dinner. Registrations are coming in – numbers are limited so book your place now. Lorenzo’s Oil – 30 Years On It is sad to note the passing in America of Lorenzo Odore whose…

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Oils & Fats News April 2007

Enjoyable Antioxidants Matt Greenwood of Bell Tea gave a most informative and entertaining talk in Auckland entitled “everything you ever wanted to know about tea”, and it was enough to attract over 40 keen people to an evening seminar at Auckland University.  Despite coffee’s ever growing popularity, tea (both black and green) is enjoying a renaissance.  More and more health and wellness papers are being published on the benefits of tea consumption. Interesterified Fat Spreads An ever increasing majority of soft retail table spreads in…

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Oils & Fats News October 2005

Rice Bran Oil There has been a lot of publicity about the arrival of a relatively new (to NZ that is) oil on the supermarket shelves.  Rice bran oil is touted as a cold-filtered, vegetable oil that is high in plant sterols and Vitamin E and has the most balanced fatty acid composition imaginable.  Is it really a wonder oil or is it just another refined oil dressed up to imitate natural cold pressed oils? Crude rice bran oil is dark in colour and high…

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Oils & Fats News May 2005

{{unknown}}AGM and plans for 2005/2006 There were few changes to the committee at the AGM with David Illingworth resigning and Helen Tervit joining. Dr. Rufus Turner of Crop and Food research gave a short talk on oxidised fats in the diet and why we should all go for pristine oils in dark glass or tin. Plans are afoot for a book on lipids in Australasia so long as we can get author support. The website continues to be updated and we recently placed the proceedings…

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Oils & Fats News February 2005

Heart Tick Criteria The Heart Foundation has changed the rules for gaining “the tick” on vegetable oils.  This will mainly affect oils containing partially hydrogenated oils and fats. Ruminant products are unaffected. The new criteria are: Saturated fat – 20% or less of total fat Trans fat – 1% of total fat or less Analytical results to be from a NATA approved laboratory. The current rules (<28%  total Sats & Trans)) cease and the new ones come into play on 30 January 2006. Trans Fat…

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