Last month when the Food and Drug Administration decided that trans fats would no longer be “generally recognized as safe,” their decision made big headlines in the news, but it’s actual impact on the food business was debatable. Growing concern over trans fats had already to cutbacks and according to the FDA, consumption of trans fats fell by 78 percent from 2003 to 2012, the New York Times reported.
But unnatural trans fats (as opposed to natural trans fats like those that exist in beef or butter and are not affected by the FDA ruling) still exist in some foods and they will have to go away. But what will replace them?
Nation’s Restaurant News specifically looked at new oils that are being used to address the trans-fat ban, with Stratas Foods, a company that specializes in providing fats and oils to the food industry.