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Oils & Fats News April 2014

New Website Chris Newey of Foodworks has been revitalising our website. The address and login are as before and we will continue to add relevant information for the industry and academia. The new site is meant to be interactive and to encourage participation in discussions. We hope also to continue the fight against non-scientific myths which only serve to confuse the consumer. http://www.oilsfats.org.nz/ Modified Mediterranean Diet For many years now the benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet have been promoted with these benefits attributed to…

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Oils & Fats News January / February 2014

Conferences in 2014 105th AOCS Annual Meeting and Expo May 4-7, 2014 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | San Antonio, Texas. (The site of the Alamo). This looks to be of the normal high calibre of these meetings. annualMeeting.aocs.org Lipid section of the annual NZIFST conference Christchurch, July 1-3, 2014. There will be an oil and fats/lipids/antioxidants session at the conference. Any interest in presenting then please contact the secretary. www.nzifst.org.nz/conference.asp Veteran Lipid Researcher offers inspiration for the semi -retired! The researcher, Fred Kummerow, an…

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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 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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