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How much artificial trans fat is still in our food?

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December 14, 2016

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Doron
December 20, 2016

As someone close to the edible oil industry, let me illuminate on several points.
Artificial trans fat can be in the food even if partially hydrogenated fats aren’t in the label. This can by several ways :
1. Cross-contamination from other lines in the plant that process trans oils. Mutual pipelines cannot be completely cleaned. This is why some producers state trans content up to 0.5 gram / 100 gram product, even though the product contains no partially hydrogenated oils.
2. Fully hydrogenated oils that theoretically contain no trans, cannot be usually hydrogenated 100% in an industrial setting.
3. Refined liquid oils contain small amounts of artificial trans produced during the refining process.
In any case, there can be no statement as “zero trans”. Zero always implies “smaller than” a certain level. This can be the instrumental detection level, or the agreed upon level that can be reasonably acheived.

Cathy
December 17, 2016

Thanks for the information!!

jefferson
December 15, 2016

Lovely article you got here, I got here from Google Search.

Jaden
December 15, 2016

You are right, about healthy foods.

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