Trans Fat Bans Cause a Reduction in CVD Mortality Rates
From Report: Trans Fat and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality: Evidence from Bans in Restaurants in New York - Brandon Restrepo and Matthias Rieger, EUI Working Paper MWP 2014/12 "Low levels of artificial trans fat consumption increases the incidence of CVD such as heart disease." "The results indicate that trans fat bans cause a 4% reduction in CVD mortality rates, which translates into a reduction of about 12 CVD deaths per 100,000 persons per year." "Using recent estimates
Cancer-causing Chemicals in Fats and Oils: Aflatoxins & Benzo(a)pyrene
This is a summary of the Food Safety Focus (112th Issue, November 2015) in Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety. Aflatoxins and Benzo(a)pyrene are the two major carcinogenic chemicals particularly presented in fats and oils. Aflatoxins Group of highly toxic mycotoxins produced by fungi (4 main kinds: B1, B2, G1, G2) Carcinogenic (Group I in WHO - IARC*) - Liver as primary target Pressing of contaminated oil-bearing crops e.g. corn, peanuts, other oilseeds result in their presence
Centre for Food Safety: Bottled Olive and Sunflower Oil Sample Not in Compliance with Nutrition Labe
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (May 10) announced that the carbohydrate content of a bottled olive and sunflower oil sample was found to be inconsistent with the declared value on its nutrition label. Follow-up is in progress. Product details are as follows: Product name: Olive & Sunflower Oil Brand: First Choice Place of origin: Singapore Distributor: The Dairy Farm Company Limited Net volume: 900 millilitres (
Is Canola Oil the Same as Rapeseed Oil?
Is Canola Oil the same as Rapeseed oil? The answer is No. It has been the biggest concern when people heard about the new oil. A post in the "Risk Assessment in Food Safety" section in Centre for Food Safety of Hong Kong, focusing on the misleading information on the internet about Canola oil. "Misinformation about the safety of canola oil may arise from the erroneous belief that it is the same as rapeseed oil." "In fact, the composition of canola oil is different from the tr