FEDIOL, the EU vegetable oil and proteinmeal industry association, represents the interests of the European oilseed crushers, vegetable oil refiners and bottlers.
FEDIOL members are 12 national associations and associated company members in 5 other EU countries. With about 180 facilities in Europe, the sector provides 20,000 direct employments. Its members process approximately 55 million tonnes of commodities a year, both of EU origin and imported from third country markets. The sector crushes oilseeds, notably rapeseed, sunflower seed, soybeans and linseed into oils and meals and refines those crude oils from crushing and crude tropical oils, notably palm oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil. The meals and the crude and refined oils are sold for food, feed, technical and energy uses essentially on the European market.
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Why hydrogenate vegetable oils?
And how is it linked to the current TFA debate?
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FEDIOL supports the introduction of an EU-wide 2% non-ruminant TFA legal limit on fat basis in products intended to the final consumers together with the deletion of the existing full/partial hydrogenation labelling as prescribed by Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.
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