Trans Fats: What you need to know
Trans fats, which are produced when vegetable oils are hydrogenated, have been linked to increased risk of heart disease. This has prompted the FDA to require Trans fat content on the Nutrition facts label of packaged food products containing 0.5 gram or more of Trans fat per serving, as of January 2006.
The concern with Trans fat has led some cities in the US, such as New York and Philadelphia, to approve ordinances banning Trans fat. Other states are considering similar measures.
Where are Trans fats found? In a lot of the foods we eat – vegetable shortenings, baked foods, snack foods, some margarines, and foods made with or fried in partially hydrogenated oils.
Managing the Trans Fat issue
Dawn offers a complete solution to the Trans fat issue. We’ve reduced or eliminated Trans fat in our top-selling manufactured products while maintaining the taste and high quality your customers expect.
Zero grams Trans fat product alternatives currently available:
• Cake Ingredients: Mixes, Fillings, But-R-Creme, Non-Dairy Whipped, and Specialty Icings
• Cakes, Frozen: Base-Iced, Dessert, Loaf and Ring
• Donuts: Mixes, Fry Shortening, Icings, Glazes and Fillings
• Muffins: Mixes, Frozen Batters, Streusel, and Ready-To-Sell
• Sweet-Dough and Danish: Mixes, Fillings, Icings
• Cookies: Ready-to-Bake
• Brownies: Mixes, Icings, and Fillings
Your Dawn sales representative can help you put together the Trans fat plan that is right for your business. Please click here to be contacted by a sales representative for more information about our Zero grams Trans fat Program.