Vegetable fat powder, also known as milk essence, is a compound ingredient with hydrogenated vegetable oil (which is a kind of product with great harm to the body) and casein as the main raw materials. Because of its low cost, it can increase the taste of food or drink, as a substitute for dairy products, it is widely used in food and beverage production.
edible vegetable oil or hydrogenated vegetable oil
Ms. Li, who bought the perfect nutritious meal, told reporters that winter is the season for the elderly to suffer from diseases. In order to improve her father’s resistance, she wants to buy some supplements for the elderly to take daily. With the introduction of her friend, she targeted her purchase on the “nutritious” perfect protein meal. “Perfect is an international brand, plus the recommendation of friends, so we chose the perfect nutritional meal protein powder from the beginning.” Ms. Li said.
After purchasing the product, Ms. Li’s younger brother in the food processing industry told her that the product contained vegetable fat powder, the main component of which contained hydrogenated vegetable oil, and the hydrogenated vegetable oil contained trans fatty acids, which would increase the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. “But the perfect nutritious meal I’ve bought contains no hydrogenated vegetable oil, only edible vegetable oil.” Ms. Li did not understand that because of the younger brother’s insistence, the product bought back did not give the father to eat, but became a decoration.
Recently, the reporter went to the perfect store in Nanshan District, Haidian District, Beijing, where Ms. Li bought products. She saw that there were dozens of products on sale in the perfect health care products counter. As the well-known brand of overseas Chinese, there are many products, such as protein powder, peptide algae nutrition powder, aloe mineral crystal, aloe shower gel, automobile air conditioner spray, and so on. Among them, the “perfect protein powder nutrition meal” is the most important product, which sells 145 yuan per box, with a net content of 600 grams (30 packs).
The reporter found that the main raw materials on the outer package of this product are vegetable fat powder, soybean protein powder, cereal, corn, wheat essence, pumpkin powder, fructooligosaccharide, spirulina, job’s tears, wheat, black rice and other ingredients in more than ten ingredients. As the main ingredient of the product, vegetable fat powder ranks first in the ingredient list. The nominal components of vegetable fat powder are glucose syrup, edible vegetable oil, casein, etc.
In the ingredient list of perfect nutrition meal, the first major ingredient is vegetable fat powder, which is named “edible vegetable oil” instead of “hydrogenated vegetable oil” by the company
why is the main raw material vegetable powder?
According to the “general principles for the labeling of prepackaged food” (gb7718-2011) issued by the Ministry of health, “when determining the labeling order of ingredients in the list of food ingredients, which unit is the amount of ingredients to be added? According to the weight or weight of food ingredients, they are arranged in descending order.”. In this perfect product, the vegetable fat powder is marked as the first ingredient on the outer package of the product. “The first ingredient in a nutritious meal is actually vegetable fat powder. Is such a nutritious meal still nutritious?” In the interview, Ms. Li also made a murmur in her heart.
Is the real property of the nominal edible vegetable oil in the vegetable fat powder as the ingredient of the nutritious meal, hydrogenated vegetable oil or a new process? What is the content of the first vegetable fat powder, and is the nutrition of the nutrition meal with the vegetable fat powder as the main raw material? On December 12, 2012, the reporter called and wrote to interview the perfect public affairs department.
The reporter learned that “general principles for the labeling of prepackaged food” (gb7718-2011) also stipulates that “vegetable oil” or “refined vegetable oil” shall be marked, and its position in the ingredient list shall be determined according to the total amount added. If the used vegetable oil is hydrogenated and there are relevant national standards, industrial standards or local standards, it should be marked as “hydrogenated vegetable oil” or “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil” according to the actual situation, and the corresponding product standard name shall be marked.