Companies removing trans fat

Recently, companies have been working to eliminate or reduce trans fat from food products. Below is a sample list of companies that have made public announcements about changes to their products.

  • Cavendish Farms announced on April 2, 2004 that they have switched to using non-hydrogenated oil to cook their French fries. As of November 25, 2004, Cavendish Farms has announced that all of its branded potato products for both the retail and foodservice industry will be processed with non-hydrogenated oil.
  • Dare Foods Limited has developed Breton Gourmet crackers and Ultimate Strawberry Creme and Ultimate Vanilla Creme cookies, which contain zero trans fat. Also, their Bear Paws Banana Bread, Baked Apple and Homestyle Oatmeal and Petit Breton Minis are now trans fat free. Dare's candy, Grissol fine breads and Loneys soups were already trans fat free.
  • Dr. Oetker’s Added Touch baking mixes are trans fat free.
  • Frito-Lay announced, on February 23, 2004, that all of their products would be trans fat free by the summer of 2004.
  • High Liner Foods Incorporated announced that all High Liner(R) products will be trans fat free, have lower saturated fats and contain no added hydrogenated oils by the end of 2005. More than half of the products that have these claims are already on store shelves, and an additional 22 reformulated products are scheduled to arrive in grocery stores by fall.
  • Kraft Foods Inc. announced, on February 8, 2004, that they will be removing trans fat from many of their baked foods, with trans fat free versions of some Triscuit and Wheat Thins crackers and Oreo cookies.
  • Kraft Canada Inc. has announced that Oreo cookies will be trans fat free by they end of 2005.
  • Old Dutch Foods has never used hydrogenated oils in the manufacturing of Potato and Tortilla Chips for over 50 years. Old Dutch Foods "0 trans fat" and "low in saturated fat" claims were added to packaging across all sizes of Old Dutch Potato, Dutch Crunch Kettle Cooked Potato and Restaurante Tortilla Chips, as well as Pleesers Puffed Cheese Corn, and Old Dutch Pretzels early in 2004.
  • Pepperidge Farm (parent company Campbell Soup Co.) announced on February 17, 2004 that they will remove trans fats from their Goldfish crackers.
  • Procter & Gamble has indicated that all Pringles products are made using 100% vegetable oil and do not contain trans fat.
  • Quaker Oats has indicated that their Spuds are trans fat free.
  • Unilever Canada announced, on March 22, 2004, that they have removed trans fats from all of their soft margarine brands that were previously not trans fat free.
  • Unilever Canada has introduced trans fat free Becel Topping and Cooking spray.
  • In January 2005 Weston Bakeries Ready Bake Division will offer a wide range of zero trans, and no hydrogenated oils in-store bakery products (pies, cookies, bread and rolls, muffins etc).
  • Yum Yum Potato Chips announced November 25, 2004 that it will offer a complete line of potato chips that are entirely trans fat free. In order to eliminate the fats, the company switched to non-hydrogenated oils.
  • As of November 24, 2004, Voortman Cookies has announced that it will reduce the amount of trans fats in all of their products to zero grams.

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