Trans Fat :: Many UK food companies ban trans fat

A series of UK food companies reported that they are taking action to improve their records on trans fats, and they will gradually ban the usage of trans fats in their items.

A spokesman for Unilever said the company had developed new technologies to limit the amount of saturated and trans fatty acids in its products, which include Flora. “We care about health, which is why we’re overhauling our entire food and drink portfolio. We’re cutting down levels of salt, sugar and trans fats and improving labelling to help you eat better, feel better and stay healthy.”

Northern Foods has removed hydrogenated vegetable oils from Fox’s Biscuits and Holland’s Pie brands, and is trialling the removal of hydrogenated vegetable oils (HVO) from products under the Goodfella’s pizza brand. Leeds-based Northern Foods plc is one of the UK’s leading food producers with a turnover of ?1.45 billion* and around 20,500 employees based in sites across the UK and Eire.

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