Does breast milk need a warning label? It’s a ridiculous idea, but this question and others are cropping up in response to a food labeling paper released by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). It recommends warning labels for some healthy foods. According to Roger Clemens, DrPH, CFS, CNS, FIFT, FACN, FIAFST, “It would be impossible […]
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Current dietary advice puts the emphasis on optimizing types of dietary fats and not reducing total fat
“The assumption that saturated fat at any level of intake is deleterious is not supported by scientific evidence.”
Tropical oils may also have some health benefits. Malaysian sustainable palm oil has a unique fatty acid profile, plus natural antioxidants such as vitamin E tocotrienols and carotenoids. Palm oil is also naturally trans-fat free.
There’s little doubt that millennials are driving the call for clean label. Even though they may be concerned for improving public health, they may be taking the wrong pathway. Driven by emotion and misconception, some are being swept up by the movement. They know little about public health and the dynamics involved in food safety.
Clemens notes that while 3-MCPD was found to be carcinogenic to small animals, no direct human toxicology data are available.
“The most recent evidence indicates you can consume a reasonable level of saturated fats and it may not negatively impact your cholesterol levels,” said USC School of Pharmacy Research Professor Roger Clemens.
Ferrero’s purchasing manager Vincenzo Tapella told a Reuters reporter that, “Making Nutella without palm oil would produce an inferior substitute for the real product. It would be a step backward.”
The presence of 3-MCPD in foods was detected more than 35 years ago. Since 1998, many regulatory agencies recommended that 3-MCPD not exceed 0.01 to 1 ppm in acid hydrolyzed protein products.