Submitted to: Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 1, 2005
Publication Date: May 1, 2005
Citation: List, G.R. 2005. Modulating lipids with no trans fatty acids [abstract]. 96th Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society. p. 6. Technical Abstract: By January 1, 2006, trans fatty acids must be declared on food labels. As a result, food manufacturers are seeking processing technologies and reformulation strategies to meet zero grams trans fatty acids/serving (less than 0.5 gms/serving). These include chemical and enzymatic interesterification, fractionation, blending of tropical oils and soft oils and genetic/plant breeding methods for modified fatty acid composition. The time honored hydrogenation process offers opportunities for trans acid regulation through alteration of operating parameters including pressure, temperature, agitation and catalyst concentration. This paper will review options that will permit formulation of food products meeting FDA labeling guidelines for trans fatty acids.