Since the plant cream was known as “DDT”, the cream product vegetable fat powder also suffered immediately. Its ingredients include hydrogenated vegetable oil, which is widely available in the Chinese market as a coffee companion.
Nestle, the leader of China’s instant coffee market, said in a written response to the “daily economic news” yesterday (November 10), “the trans fatty acids contained in the products of Nestle coffee partner can be ignored, and Nestle coffee partner is completely safe and edible.” However, the reporter also found that nestle in some foreign regions on the official website, but is vigorously promoting the harm of plant cream.
Chinese coffee partners are mostly vegetable fat powder
Nestle coffee on the Chinese market is mainly produced in Nestle’s Dongguan factory in Guangdong Province. Yesterday, in Shenzhen’s xinyijia supermarket, the reporter of daily economic news found that the ingredients of Nestle coffee partner’s vegetable fat powder were: glucose syrup, edible hydrogenated vegetable oil, stabilizer, sodium caseinate (including milk protein), emulsifier, flavoring / flavoring agent and anti caking agent. In addition, Maxwell’s 3-in-1 coffee, 3.15-3-in-1 coffee, and old street 2-in-1 white coffee partner all contain vegetable fat powder.
Hydrogenated vegetable oil, as the main ingredient of vegetable fat powder, has been proved to contain trans fatty acids, which may cause cardiovascular damage to human body.
Industry insiders told reporters that at present, China’s coffee partners and milk tea are commonly used in creamer, that is, vegetable fat powder. This is because of its good solubility, emulsification and dispersibility, and can prolong the shelf life of the products. Therefore, it is widely used in the food industry, and its price is only about 55% of the price of milk powder.
“Hydrogenated vegetable oil plays a very good role in the sense and taste of Nestle coffee companion products,” a person from Nestle’s coffee products department told the daily economic news. The hydrogenation of vegetable oil can avoid the oxidation of oil, so as to ensure and maintain the best quality
But Nestle’s written response also states: “the World Health Organization recommends that individuals’ intake of trans fatty acids should not exceed 1% of the total dietary energy intake. Nestle is committed to offering products that will reduce consumers’ intake of trans fatty acids below the World Health Organization recommended limit. Based on our analysis results and considering the average food intake in China, the trans fatty acids in the daily diet of Nestle coffee companion products are negligible, far less than the World Health Organization recommended limit. Therefore, Nestle coffee partner is completely safe and edible. ”
Nestle publicizes the harm of plant cream abroad
However, “daily economic news” reporter found that nestle in some countries and regions is vigorously promoting the harm of plant cream.
For example, on Nestle’s official website in the Middle East, a reporter saw an article about a healthy lifestyle. In the article, Nestle explains the dangers of plant cream: “you don’t think vegetable butter comes from plants, so it’s healthier. In fact, it contains a lot of trans fatty acids, which have been shown to be bad for blood lipids and may cause heart disease
“If hydrogenated vegetable oil is listed at the top of the ingredients list, the more likely it is to contain more trans fatty acids,” the article even cautioned consumers
The reporter learned that Nestle has already launched “zero trans fatty acid” coffee companion, chocolate, biscuits and other products in Europe, America, the Middle East, Japan and South Korea. In countries such as Denmark, the content of trans fatty acids in Nestle coffee partner’s regular products is also very low.
Facing the reporter’s inquiry, Nestle said: “our strict requirements on product quality and safety are highly consistent in the world.”
Li duo, director of nutrition and food safety center of Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society of international nutrition Union, believes that the upgrading of food standards mainly relies on the corresponding support of national policies and regulations. Li duo told the daily economic news: “it’s not surprising that Nestle is different inside and outside. The United States generally requires that the content of trans fatty acids should be less than 0.5g, while that of Europe is even higher, with the Netherlands below 5%, France below 3.8%, Sweden with less than 5% and Denmark with less than 2%. At present, there is no clear regulation in China. A company is looking for the best interests under the law. ”
An unnamed person in the industry told the daily economic news: “at present, there is neither national quality standard nor industry standard for the end of vegetable fat in China. In general enterprise technical standards, sensory requirements include appearance, smell, impurities, etc. generally, moisture is less than or equal to 6%, fat is greater than or equal to 10%, pH value is greater than or equal to 5.8, and ash content of sulfuric acid is less than or equal to 6%, but there is no limit on the content of trans fatty acids. “