Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, October 27 2020 - 00:43
WHO experts acclaim Arawana as an oil of the 5G era, and they recommend the consumption of trans-fat-free cooking oils
SHANGHAI, Oct. 26, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On October 24, the International Forum on Zero Trans-Fat Oil, organized by the 
Grease Branch of the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association and Yihai Kerry 
Group, and co-organized by the oil provider Arawana Sunshine, was held in 
Shanghai. This was the response of the Chinese food sector to WHO's REPLACE 
action package. The emergence of trans-fat-free cooking oils indicates that 
China is about to enter the 5G oil era.

WHO estimates that every year, trans-fat intake results in more than 500,000 
deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases. Professor Jennifer Coates, a WHO 
expert, explained at the Forum: more than 40,000 Chinese per 1 million of the 
population are at risk from intake of trans-fatty acids (TFA).

According to the report Risk Assessment of Dietary Trans-Fatty Acids Intake in 
the Chinese Population released in 2012, about half the TFA intake of Chinese 
people in large cities came from cooking oils.

Based on this, Yihai Kerry Group invested more than 200 million yuan in 
systematic and comprehensive research into green processing technology with 
precision and moderation factored in, and accelerated it into industrial 
application, thereby launching the healthy oil era of Arawana Sunshine Zero 
Trans-Fat Vegetable Oils. To date, Arawana Sunshine has marketed corn oil, 
sunflower seed oil, canola oil and soybean oil under the Sunshine brand.

Professor Walter Willett of Harvard University said: "Arawana Sunshine zero 
trans-fat vegetable oils help China to control the intake of TFA at the source, 
thereby avoiding the health risks posed by TFA to 1.4 billion people."

Now Arawana is pursuing a new international path with its Sunshine Zero 
Trans-Fat Vegetable Oils, seeking to implement the REPLACE action package and 
to offer more dining options for Chinese people.

Source: Yihai Kerry Group

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   Caption: Summary of Jennifer Coates' report Progress, Policies and 
Commitments to Eliminating Trans-Fats from the Global Food Supply Chain


   Caption: Abstract of Risk Assessment of Dietary Trans-Fatty Acids Intake in 
the Chinese Population


   Caption: Main Screen of the International Forum on Zero Trans-Fat Oil


   Caption: The signing ceremony for Sunshine Arawana Global Joint Initiative 
for Zero Trans-Fat Oil