Trans Fats in Food

Nutritional Information - Trans Fat
Nutritional Information – Trans Fat

Trans fats are edible but they are prepared artificially as these unsaturated fats are not found naturally in plants but are present in dairy and meat. When vegetable oils are hydrogenated they get transformed into trans fats. Trans fats are used in a number of foods but they are considered to be bad for heart health. They can raise the levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) and can lower the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).

Various processed foods use trans fats to enhance the taste and texture of foods. They are especially used in the food processing industry as they increase the shelf life of processed foods like breads, biscuits, cakes and cookies and fried snack foods. International standards have termed foods that use hydrogenated oils as unsafe for human consumption since they can have negative effects on human health.  According to regulations all pre-packaged foods have to mention  the level of trans-fat content on labels. Food Business Operators must ensure that trans fat content does not cross the regulatory recommended limits.

FSSAI regulations state that trans fat content has to be declared on the nutritional information label panel of food products so consumers can make an informed choice. The FSS (Packaging & Labelling) Regulations, 2011 also state  that  “no trans fat” can only be mentioned on the label if the value  is less than 0.2g per serving of the food product.

Arbro specialises in nutritional labelling analysis and claim validation as per compliance needs. We have been working with the food and hospitality industry for the past decade. We can help you by testing food products as per safety guidelines. We can help you to provide food products to consumers that only have recommended levels of trans fat to prevent any negative health effects on consumers.

We at Arbro can help you in doing the nutritional analysis as per FSSAI Compliance needs. We are well equipped to provide nutritional testing services for detection of trans fat levels. We have been working with the food and beverages industry on the complete range of food products and are helping them accommodate specific standards.

Arbro Analytical Lab is accredited by NABL and authorized by FSSAI. The lab has experienced professionals for the nutritional analysis of a wide range of food products like baked foods, soups, chocolates, toppings with shortening and margarine, snacks like namkeen.The lab has the facility for detection and quantification of trans fats in all processed food products where trans fat is used.

Please contact us today using the quick query form on the right or by calling us now on +91-11-45754575 to get your food samples tested for Trans Fats & Nutritional Labelling.

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