Re: Trans Fat

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by John Sankey, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. John Sankey

    John Sankey Guest

    "it contains hydrogenated soybean oil, the ingredient list also
    says that it has 0 grams transfat"

    That is almost certainly scientifically incorrect, but it's
    probably legal to say it if the listed portion size contains less
    than 0.5 g. It is theoretically possible to totally-hydrogenate
    oils so there is no partially-hydrogenated (trans or cis)
    component left, but most unlikely in manufacturing practice.

    In Canada, the label is supposed to use the legal phrase "no
    trans-fat", to mean a transfat level below the level which our
    government arbitrarily sets as being 'insignificant'. Just like
    our "ice cream" no longer has to have any cream in it ...

  2. montygram

    montygram Guest

    If it said "no trans fatty acid molecules," now that would be specific!