Emerging Topics Symposia
Monday, May 5
The Emerging Topics Symposia features global discussions on matters that affect the future of our industries, and expands beyond the science to address how current critical issues impact the business of fats and oils.
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Organizer: Patricia Kearney, PMK Associates, Inc., USA
While much of the trans fat in the food supply has been removed voluntarily, the FDA is moving aggressively towards revoking the “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) status for partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods. This will trigger the near-elimination of trans and have a major impact on many processed food formulations. More...
Organizer: Susan Raatz, PhD, RD, USDA, USA
The focus of the session will be discussion of the health implications of farmed fish consumption, the status of fish supplies and the need for enhanced farming efforts, the nutritional and clinical advantages of farmed fish intake, and the status of fish farming practices. More...
Organizer: Jayma Appleby, MSLGROUP, USA
High oleic soybean oils are now available on the market, and they represent an exciting new technology for the food industry. Recent data highlights the success of the oils’ functionality and performance across a variety of applications in food manufacturing, foodservice and industrial (non-food) products. More...
Organizer: Kathleen Stanton, American Cleaning Institute, USA
This session will give an overview of the evolving landscape for providing products and goods to formulators and consumers while facing developing state and federal chemical regulations, the growing influence of big retailers on the formulations and goods that reach store shelves, and the continuing advancement of sustainability concepts throughout the supply chain. More...