Frozen food distributor Central Foods has confirmed it’s a
‘trans fats free’ zone.
“This is great news for all of our customers, and for their
customers too,” said Central Foods managing director Gordon Lauder.
“The issue of trans fatty acids, or artificial trans fats, has
been high on the health agenda in recent years after links to heart disease and
strokes. We’ve carried out a very detailed check of more than 400 products that
we supply to wholesalers and food service operators, and we are proud that none
of the products we supply has trans fatty acids as an ingredient.
“As a leading frozen food distributor, Central Foods prides
itself on offering high quality products, working in partnership with the best
food manufacturers, and this news illustrates our commitment to excellence.”
The US Food and Drug Administration is banning trans fatty
acids from 18th June 2018, and last year, the EU adopted a
resolution to start an assessment of the impact trans fatty acids have on
public health and to devise policies after an earlier preliminary report by the
European Commission suggested that setting a legal limit for industrial trans
fats content in foods would be the most effective measure in terms of public
health and consumer protection.
New York, which banned trans fatty acids in restaurant food
in 2007, has seen a 6% drop in hospital admissions for heart attacks and
strokes compared with counties without bans, according to a study by Yale
Trans fatty acids, known as hydrogenated fat, can be used
for frying or as an ingredient in processed foods, commonly to make them more
In recent years, many manufacturers have voluntarily removed
trans fats from their products through reformulation.
Offering a one-stop shop to the foodservice sector, Central
Foods sources products from around the world and the UK, supplying more than
400 different lines, ranging from meat, bakery items and canapés through to
buffet products, desserts and puddings.

The Northamptonshire-based business is one of the UK’s leading frozen food
distributors, supplying more than 220 independent wholesalers, as well as
larger national and regional wholesalers. It also supplies to foodservice
caterers across the entire foodservice industry, including pubs, hotels,
restaurants, staff canteens, schools, hospitals, coffee shops, football grounds
and universities.
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