The Transvaluation of Trans Fats: Expert to Unmask Trans Fats at Upcoming Food Manufacturers Technical Meeting

Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Dr. Rakesh Kapoor will discuss trans fats at the upcoming National Association of Flavors & Food-Ingredient Systems (NAFFS) Technical Meeting on April 13, 2004, in Edison, New Jersey. Recognized as an expert on the use of essential fatty acids (EFAs) in formulations for supplementation, Dr. Kapoor has more than 20 years of experience in essential fatty acid formulation and research.

From baby biscuits and cookies to fast foods and hydrogenated margarines, trans fats have been infused into our food supply, and now manufacturers, processors, and suppliers are seeking trans fats alternatives for their products. Dr. Kapoor will speak to members of the food manufacturing industry on issues pertaining to this newly-exposed danger in our food. During his presentation, Dr. Kapoor will address the following topics related to trans fats:

· What are trans fats and how are they generated in food?
· What are the major issues with trans fats?
· Area all trans fats equal?
· What can be done to reduce trans fat intake?

In addition to his EFA expertise, Dr. Kapoor’s experience includes free radical research and herb standardization. He is currently the Director of Science and Technology at Bioriginal Food & Science Corp., where he is responsible for new product and formulation developments, clinical trials, and technology evaluation.

NAFFS is a broad-based trade association of manufacturers, processors, and suppliers of fruits, flavors, syrups, stabilizers, emulsifiers, colors, sweeteners, cocoa, and related food ingredients. NAFFS’s associate membership includes companies providing products and services to the food industry.

For more information on how to register for Dr. Kapoor’s presentation at the NAFFS Technical Meeting, please call (732) 922-3218 or visit


Bioriginal Food & Science Corp., Saskatoon, SK, Canada Bioriginal is the world’s leading supplier of essential fatty acids, with a distribution network spanning spans six continents and includes offices in Canada, Europe, and China. In addition to its signature flax and borage oils, Bioriginal delivers EFA oils from evening primrose, black currant and fish. Bioriginal also produces organic flaxseed products and custom formulations targeting specific health concerns.

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