Tag Archives: lipid oxidation


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 August 2012

Group news At the recent merry AGM, the chairman, secretary and treasurer were re-elected along with the current committee for another year.  Mr.Bernie Radford was appointed as the group’s auditor. Plans for the Oils and Fats Technology Update and Teach-In at Massey University, Albany Campus have now been finalised for August 29th.  The registration forms can be found on the website. www.oilsfats.org.nz Fish Oil Takes Down Lipids in Diabetics Diabetics with mixed dyslipidemia who were on statins and treated with a novel omega-3 fatty acid…

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Oils and Fats News May/June 2009

AGM An enjoyable, noisy and convivial evening was had by all at the Cazador Restaurant in Mt Eden for the AGM. After consuming copious amounts of selected wines (BYO) the assembly re-elected L. Eyres as chairman and R.A. Eyres as Hon Secretary.  The position of Treasurer is vacant as Shane Lal has departed for Australia. The Chairman’s report was distributed pointing out that after the conference, paying for the large amount of stock of the handbook and after contributing towards Professor Ed Decker’s attendance at…

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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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