In the Bad fats category, Trans fats are the worst, right after Chinese gutter oil in terms of maximum risk posed by ingesting them. There's NO SAFE LEVEL to consume according to the Nat'l Academy of Sciences. US FDA designates Trans Fat as Non-GRAS (Not Generally Recognized as Safe) for use in human food.
Boycotting means looking out for "partially hydrogenated" in ingredients & Trans Fat grams in the Nutrition Panel. If a donut bakery isn't disclosing their oil, please ask & don't accept "vegetable shortening" as a complete answer.
If ingredient is "fully hydrogenated" or just "hydrogenated", it's not heart healthy, but not as dangerous as partial hydrogenation (which equals utter degeneration)!
Health Benefits of Boycotting: Primarily known for Artery clogging & ability to induce fatal heart attacks, TFs have deleterious affects throughout our whole system. Science implicates TF in memory loss & chronic inflammation.
Keep TFs AWAY FROM KIDS. Don't let depression, dementia, Alzheimers, PTS head trauma get any worse thru ingestion of these fats. Obese and diabetic folks- you're risks are heightened already, so AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!
Even if you're reasonably healthy, still don't go there!
Ecological & Human rights Benefits of Boycotting:
1) Reduce reliance on GMOs, the source of cheap veg oils that become trans fats. Cotton (cottonseed oil) is sprayed with copious pesticides & Soy from Monsanto is Genetically modified to be Round-up tolerant. Round Up is carcinogenic and already permeates in the environment 2) Leave behind "conflict" palm oil, the other main oil used in trans-fat baked goods. It's either killing Orangutan habitat, or it's displacing native people in Colombia.
COMPANIES & products TO BOYCOTT
Popeye's Louisiana kitchen: Deadly cuisine marketed in the black community: Discloses nutrition on their site but not at point of sale. Steer clear of Chicken Livers, Onion Rings, and Cajun Fries. WHO Thought this was a good idea?! Lodge your complaints, plea for FOOD SAFETY!
Conn's Chips, Zanesville: several g TF per serving but no reference in Online shops
Ballreich's Chips,Tiffin: anywhere from 1.5-2g TF per serving. Not disclosing ingredients on website is very shady, but say in FAQ section of site they are in process of searching oil so fingers crossed they do so well ahead of the FDA's deadline.
Grippos chips of Cinci: Extremely popular death-trap (20K FB likes), this old news article deals with their reluctance to change to food-grade oil. No nutrition panel references anywhere on merchant listings, but says 3g TF per serving on fooducate nutrition pages.
Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese
has been poisoning people w/ PH oil for too long. Boycott!
CARL's Junior: Shit-listed for ultimate insults on injury, 2-3G trans fat in some burgers!! is it food or suicide?!
Grocery store Donuts & Duncan Hines Frosting: Acme, Giant Eagle (including GetGo gas station), stock Krispy Kreme or make their own brands of trans-fat donut. If the Grocery has an unlabeled donut case, please inquire with a manager to reference ingredients. Giant Eagle store brand frosting must be produced by Duncan Hines (18g TF per container). Keep kids away!
PleasantHill Ovens, a Speedway death-trap:
A whopping 10g Trans Fat in each danish, and 3.5g per cinnamon roll. A gross food safety violation!
Sheetz's suicidal impulse buy: donut holes are an acute hazard @ 12-15g per unit.
TastyKake: "Kandy Kakes" Sold by Amazon, Target, Sam club.
Krispy Kreme has used PH-oil, but not explicit about how much. The FDA allows this loophole where companies can list 0g TF on the Nutrition Fact panel if it has 0.5g or less per serving.
Marsha's Buckeyes: Another misleading treat, branded as "HomeMade". Every Buckeye has 0.5g TF carried at Cracker Barrel and Gordon Food Services. It's extremely difficult to decipher the ingredients because they are printed on a clear sticker in brown ink and placed on a container with the chocolate colored buckeyes behind them. They responded to our Facebook review they want to reformulate but may need help!
Merken's Chocolate: PH Palm oil in these chocolate medallions, sold all over the web on sites that don't specify ingredients. Still no gauge on the TF per serving.
Amish country Buttery Popcorn topping: sickening PH Soy oil, not cut with anything safe. Amazon listing has 100+ reviews. Manufactured by Gateway Food of IL
Hartley's Potato Chips of Central PA: Truly suicidal doses- 30g TF per $4 bag!! Tied with Martins as most dangerous in category! Even more dangerous because they list "shortening" in the ingredients without disclosing "partially hydrogenated" so you have to know to look for TF grams in the nutrition panel. Don't let these do-in Gramma! Solo speak outs unfolded @ retail locations, medical centers, & Hartley's factory.
Martin's Chips, Lancaster PA make Kettle Cook'd line with 3g trans fat per serving but this amish store fabricated a nutrition panel to say 0g.
Here's a store saying there's 3g in the bagged version but 0g in the bulk box even tho its the same product
Here's the same box on ebay with a pic of nutrition panel saying 3g. Isn't that something else!? -more misleading than usual for vendors!
Middleswarth Chips, PA. A tame 1g TF per serving compared to Hartley's & Martin's 3g. But still this adds up if it's a habit.