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2008-07-28 18:00:31

SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perdigao closed the second quarter 2008 with gross sales of R$ 3.3 billion, 81.2% more than the same period in 2007. Growth reflects the increase in sales in both volume and revenues in the domestic and export markets. In addition to these factors, performance was also driven by the consolidation of the results from the acquisition of Eleva/Cotoches, among others, as well as outsourced production agreements signed with other dairy product...

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2008-07-26 12:10:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California on Friday became the first state to ban trans fats from restaurant food, following several cities and major fast-food chains in erasing the notorious artery-clogger from menus. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban restaurants and other retail food establishments from using oil, margarine and shortening containing trans fats. In a statement, Schwarzenegger noted that consuming trans fat is linked to coronary heart disease. "Today we...

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2008-07-26 12:00:00

SACRAMENTO -- Artery-clogging trans fats are out in such food-loving cities as New York and Philadelphia. On Friday, California became the first to try to kick the trans fat habit on a statewide scale. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban restaurants, bakeries and other retail food establishments from using oil, margarine and shortening containing trans fats. "Today we are taking a strong step toward creating a healthier future for California," the governor said in a...

2008-07-26 00:00:37

Family physicians across the state today commended the Governor's signature of a bill making California the first state in the U.S. to bar restaurants from using health-compromising trans fats in food preparation. "California is at the forefront of protecting our children's and our families' health," said Jeffrey Luther, MD, president of the 7,000-member California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP), a co-sponsor of Assembly Bill 97, which Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law this...

2008-07-25 21:00:12

SACRAMENTO - California is joining the health crusade against artery-clogging trans fats. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Friday that will prohibit restaurants and other "food facilities" from using oil, margarine and shortening containing trans fats. Violations could result in fines of $25 to $1,000. Food sold in their manufacturers' sealed packaging would be exempt. New York City and Philadelphia have ordinances banning trans fats, but Schwarzenegger's office says...

2008-06-30 21:00:39

By David B Caruso NEW YORK - Making cannoli is serious business in New York. It's a dessert so tempting that even a hit man in the "Godfather" couldn't leave a box behind. But even the most respected chefs of this and other pastries are being ordered to make changes by Tuesday - the day New York's trans fat ban takes full effect. New York is the first American city to adopt such a stringent rule. Starting this week, the ban extends to almost all prepared food in restaurants, bakeries,...

2008-01-14 09:00:34

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Target(R) announced today that every product in its premium owned food brand, Archer Farms, contains zero grams of added trans fat. Available exclusively at Target and SuperTarget(R) stores across the country, Archer Farms is the first national proprietary food brand to eliminate added trans fats from its entire product portfolio, based on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) definition of zero grams added trans fat. The Archer Farms...

2006-07-28 07:45:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- Food labels should list the amount of trans fat along with cholesterol and saturated fat so consumers can make healthier choices to reduce their risk of heart disease, British public health experts said on Friday. Trans fat, which is found in some margarines, fast food, biscuits, cakes and pastry, increases the shelf life of foods. But it also raises low density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol, in the blood and cuts the amount of high density lipoprotein or...

2006-03-16 12:17:49

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Canola Council of Canada is holding its 39th annual meeting in New York City to spur interest in canola oil as a healthy food which can help trim the risk of heart disease, an industry official said Thursday. Herb Schafer, the chairman of the council and North American vice president for Bunge Ltd., told Reuters that canola oil is one of the healthiest vegetable oils due to its "very low" level of saturated fats, which is a factor that can cut the risk of...

2006-01-19 19:05:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Wine drinkers have healthier diets than people who prefer beer, according to research reported by Danish scientists on Friday. They tend to buy more fruits, vegetables, olives, low fat cheese and cooking oil than beer drinkers who are more likely to consume ready meals, soft drinks, sugar, sausages, lamb and butter or margarine. "This study indicates that people who buy wine purchase a greater number of healthy food items than those who buy beer," said Professor Morten...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.