Saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes, finds a Canadian study published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) this week. However, the...

Mandatory trans fat labelling a ‘must’ for Australians’ health, Heart Foundation call The Australian Heart Foundation is calling on the Ministerial Forum to reverse its recent decision to not make...

FDA proposed format nutrition labels The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are...

Australia’s National Heart Foundation has claimed a recent study published in the British Medical Journal is “misguided.” The Heart Foundation’s response is part of a broad backlash to the British...

A leading Australian nutrition scientist, Professor Andrew Sinclair from Deakin University, has called for mandatory labelling in Australia of trans fat in food products. His findings indicate that some...

As the food regulatory ministerial forum in Australia continues working on development of a policy that will promote more government-backed requirements for front-of-pack labelling, a new issue has surfaced. The...

Chocolate and cocoa supply giant Barry Callebaut has announced plans to strengthen its offering of healthier confectionary alternatives, with plans to reduce saturated and hydrogenated fats, and practically...

Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and collaborators from other institutions have identified a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes....

NHS watchdog NICE has called for trans-fats to be eliminated from food in the UK.Some “tens of thousands” of lives could be saved by producing healthier food. according to NICE guidance published...