Is your Chiko packing trans fats?

Read this in The Age today – seems like some food has been holding out on us, and not giving us the juice on their trans fat content.
For those of you who don’t know (and I was one of them!) a trans fat is made by ways of hydrogenation and one of the reasons why it is used is to turn liquid oils into soild fats in things like cakes. It’s mainly found in deep fried goodies, such as our Aussie pal – the Chiko roll.
But these fats, like most fats, aint’ that good for us. Apparently, if we increase our trans fats by just 2% our chance of getting coronary heart disease increase by 23%. Dang! Therefore, the Danish have banned any products with more than 2% trans fats.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand are looking at the levels of trans fat in Aussie food, and after the review it’s expected that food labeling will be changed.

1 Comment so far

  1. Neil (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

    What is a Chiko roll? Chicken?

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