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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 and Fats News December 2013

USFDA bans trans fats The FDA in the US has announced that it intends to ban artificial trans-fatty acids from the nation’s food supply because the substances increase the risk of heart disease. They quoted their medical experts saying “there is no safe level of consumption of artificial trans fat.” The AOCS, the American Oil Chemists Society known as “Your Global Oil and Fats Connection“ has worked for years to finesse and finalise the Official methods of analysis for these materials in food. The AOCS are…

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Oils and Fats News December 2012

Upper limit for omega-3 In July 2012, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published an opinion on the upper level for EPA and DHA long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids The decision came after a 2011 study by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) reported that high consumption of omega-3 fortified foods could exceed the 1.5g recommended daily intake of DHA and EPA. The EFSA panel noted: “At observed intake levels, consumption of omega-3 LC–PUFA has not been associated with adverse affects in healthy…

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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 November 2009

World Congress on Oils and Fats & 28th ISF Congress The Congress attracted more than 500 registered delegates, 18 exhibitors, 18 sponsors and received over 90 poster presentations from domestic and international businesses and industries. Conexion exceeded sponsorship targets by 25% – producing a highly successful and educative Congress. The Congress The Congress opened with an address by Professor Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Scientific Engineer from the Department of Industry and Investment NSW followed by scientific sessions delivered by industry leaders in fats and oils.…

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