Partially Hydrogenated Oils, fully banned re-emerging in food supply. nada mas NON-GRAS
If theres a WORST FAT, in the good fats vs bad fats War (other than Chinese GUTTER OIL), IN USA it's Partially Hydrogenated oils. Leading up to the Trans Fat Phase out DEADLINE in June 2018, our BLOG kept readers abreast of which Brand used this artificial derivative. It was PRIMARILY used to FRY DONUTS, potato CHIPS, AND in buttercream FROSTINGS, including Duncan Hines, for its ability to hold shape and not melt in hot sunny outdoor events.
Lets Not Kid Ourselves. Hundreds Of thousands of Folks have died from Trans Fat induced heart attacks. In order to assess your EXPOSURE-LEVEL and inform your risk aversion strategy You can still lean on our BLOG to see if your favorite brands are implicated.
We now are forced to revisit the ADULTURATED-OIL SCOURGE, LIFE-Shortening-SHORTENING. to ALERT FOLLOWERS THAT 3 PRODUCT LINES CARRIED BY GNC & VITAMIN SHOPPE INCLUDE BANNED PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED OILS. I KNOW UNBELIEVABLE RIGHT?
"Fitness and wellness" sector brands, that cater to good # of Health conscious folks and folks who are at greater risk. So enough of these corporations shop seeking remedies for their existing risks, and dont need so many traps waiting to exacerbate their risks!
the 3 Prods are:
1) CTRL Meal Replacement Powder <---LINK VitaminShoppe site
2) Ghost Protein Powder, Chips Ahoy flavor <--- listing at GNC .com
As you can clearly see, Partially hydrogenated oil is listing in the sub ingredients of the cereal pieces in CTRL and Ghost, while eat-me-guilt-free traps consumers with clean eatin jargon on the box and package, while continuuing the brutal tradition of trans-fats processors making typo errors on Product Package (spelling food coloring incorrectly without listing the official chemical names (FD & C ..) but instead writing "liquid red food colour" perhaps intending to spell "color" with a U to make it sound more European and therefore safe. Pathetic!
!!!!!!SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT WITH THIS!!!!
DONT BE COMPLACSENT!!!
- Omega Fats Action TWEETED FDA officials about E.M.G.F. Brownies + CTRL on 3-17
-Ohio State Dept of Ag notified via Emails and thanked me for alerting 3/10/21. Dan Milo at ODA fwded the info to FDA
- 4/19 FDACs in FLA has filed our infraction report and responded 4/21 that we can expects answer within 2 weeks.
-4/19 We Submitted a report to an NY office about CTRLS use
- 4/19 Emailed A Henderson NV office about Ghost Protein
-heard back from Florida DACS (food safety division) that my report on EatMe GF was received assign a case # and an answer will be issued within 2 weeks
- Emailed Natural Products Assoc where Vitamin Shoppe is a member to alert them to this wild breach of food safety using artificial hazardous toxic trans fats.
4-28 - emailed retail specialist Natali at Vitamin Shoppe to alert her of Presence of PHOS in CTRL and EMGF Brownies. 4-29 hear back they are looking into it.
5/1 emailed email@example.com to inquire about their PHO uses (no response as of 5/21)
May 3rd, Natali gets back to me siting outdated guidelines that manufacturers are allowed to claim 0 trans fat if its less than 0.5g per serving.
May 7th i see Natali's response and fwd her the guidance on Phase Out Deadlines issued by FDA in 2018.
& Fwd Natali's response to Regulatory review scientist at FDA, Ellen Anderson
May 9th, hear back from Ellen @ FDA that compliance dept has been notified of ongoing infraction. Ellen Wrote "You are correct that PHOs are not permitted in foods marketed in the U.S. after January 1, 2021. Foods that contain PHOs are considered adulterated under section 402(a)(2)(C)(i) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. "
5/19 commented on Instagram influencer advertising brownies.
5/21- Emailed Ellen Again to let her know about CTRL and Ghost Protein.
5/21 havent heard back from FDACS or Vitamin Shoppe.
Contact Jeremy Koosed OMegafatsaction@gmail.com if you have any questions.
We are appealing to supporters to call/write/tweet all offenders & return these prods if uve purchased them.