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One Memphis-based company is leading the trans fat transition

Three out of every five meals and snacks consumed in the United States can trace their roots to an inconspicuous research and development facility tucked away on a quiet Bartlett boulevard. While their products may not be recognizable to the average consumer, the end results are. Stratas Foods makes edible oils and shortenings for many of the nation’s leading retailers, restaurant chains and celebrity chefs. Now with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban on partially... Read More
at Saturday, August 1, 2015

New Oils Address Trans-fat Ban

The Food and Drug Administration's recently announced ban on partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) came as no surprise to foodservice operators, the majority of whom have already transitioned over to more healthful alternatives for their frying needs. Meanwhile, those businesses that have yet to make the change will have a variety of frying solutions from which to chose as they find themselves competing in an increasingly trans-fat-free marketplace. Click to read full article from Restaurant... Read More
at Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stratas Foods and ADM team up to serve the community

How do you show that ADM cares? Through targeted grants to causes and organizations that help advance the social, economic, educational, environmental and agricultural interests of cities and towns across the U.S. and around the world, ADM Cares is serving vital needs in our communities, every day, in many ways. In the coming months, Inside will learn how ADM locations are using their ADM Cares funds to make an unique and lasting impact on the communities where they live and work. During... Read More
Posted by Logan Briggs at Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ronald McDonald House New Board of Trustees Members Announced

At the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Annual Meeting Joe Sharp, Cindie Czech, Betsy Smith and Bridgitte McKinley were announced as new members of the Board of Trustees. Click to read the full article from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Read More
at Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Stratas Announces Non GMO Project Verification for Three Products

SUSTAIN™, and FRYMAX® Sun Supreme Brands Selected for Verification MEMPHIS, Tennessee, October 27, 2014 – Stratas Foods today announced that three of its products have received Non-GMO Project Verification. The Non-GMO Project ( offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organisms) avoidance. Stratas’ Verified Products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project... Read More
Posted by Logan Briggs at Monday, October 27, 2014

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 Logan Briggs 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