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Stratas Foods Launches non-GMO, Zero Trans Fat Oil

SUSTAIN™ is the best performing non-GMO frying oil on the market MEMPHIS, Tennessee, September 9, 2014 – Stratas Foods today announced the launch of its newly developed non-GMO, Zero Trans Fats high-performance premium sunflower frying oil. The oil, is being sold under the brand name Sustain™. Building from the consumer concerns over Genetically Modified Oils, coupled with a continued emphasis in the market for high quality frying oils offering Zero Trans Fats, scientists in the Stratas... Read More
Posted by Tom Bandler at Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Trans Fat Dilemma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently made a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS) for food. On December 17, the FDA extended by 60 days the comment period on its preliminary determination, granting an extension to March 8, 2014, because of the large number of stakeholder requests for speaking time. The FDA plans to conduct a final review and, if PHOs are banned, will provide food manufacturers with... Read More
at Friday, June 20, 2014

Frying the non-trans way, part 2

High-oleic canola, soy and sunflower oils give formulators new options to fry with stability for appealing baked foods and snacks, according to Roger Daniels, vice-president, R&D and innovation, Stratas Foods, Memphis, TN. In this exclusive Q&A, Baking & Snack talked to this expert about the challenges and successes of working with new oils. Click to read the full article from Read More
at Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sticking with PHOs? 'It could be illegal'

When switching away from partially hydro-genated oils, food companies may risk creating an inferior product. Challenging applications may include icings that are too hard to spread or bags of microwave popcorn that are too oily. In the future, sticking with partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) also might pose a risk. Click to read the full article from Food Business News Read More
at Friday, May 9, 2014

Stratas Foods Honored By Ronald McDonald House Charities

MEMPHIS—Stratas Foods LLC has been named the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Corporate Partner of the Year. The company is a leading supplier of fats and oils to the foodservice, food ingredients and retail private-label markets in North America. Click to read the full article from Natural Products Insider Read More
at Friday, November 22, 2013