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Thoughts on the proposed FDA ban on trans-fat?

post #1 of 5
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I do use vegetable shortening in my icing, along with butter.  I saw that the FDA is wanting to eliminate trans fat and partially hydrogenated oils from the food of Americans.  I switched to a generic brand when Crisco changed their formula. 

 

I guess this will mean changes for people who are using high ratio shortening too.

 

I really don't want to go to all butter.  Guess I'll wait to see what the shortening brands come up with.

post #2 of 5
There was a thread on this last month:
http://cakecentral.com/t/765583/fda-ruling-could-ban-shortening-with-trans-fats-in-us

Most high ratio shortening manufacturers already have a zero-trans-fat version to sell to California, NYC, and anywhere else where trans fats are already banned. Sweetex Z is one example.
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

There was a thread on this last month:
http://cakecentral.com/t/765583/fda-ruling-could-ban-shortening-with-trans-fats-in-us

Most high ratio shortening manufacturers already have a zero-trans-fat version to sell to California, NYC, and anywhere else where trans fats are already banned. Sweetex Z is one example.

 

Doesn't Sweetex contain partially hydrogenated oil?  I think that's what the FDA is going after this time.

 

http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm372915.htm

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Originally Posted by LoriMc View Post

Doesn't Sweetex contain partially hydrogenated oil?  I think that's what the FDA is going after this time.

http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm372915.htm

Sweetex contains trans fats, Sweetex Z does not. The ingredients for Sweetex Z are palm oil, mono and diglycerides, and polysorbate 60.
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I've never heard of it. Thanks, I'll look it up.

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