What is interesterification?
How can enzymes help ?
The chemicals used in interesterification are strong corrosive bases that require proper handling to avoid danger. EIE (using enzymes for interesterification) is a simple, cost-efficient solution that avoids harsh chemicals and bleaching.
Not only does it avoid trans fats in a way that saves money, reduces waste and reduces by-products, the process also gives high-quality oils with a long shelf life.
What are trans fats?
The U.S. FDA calls to reduce trans fats
As health concerns grow, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ruled that after June 18, 2018, food manufacturers will no longer be allowed to add PHOs to their products in most situations. The WHO is calling for new restrictions globally. Europe is also considering new limits.
Manufacturers must comply but still need shortenings with appropriate shelf life, flavor and melting characteristics. Thankfully, Novozymes has an efficient, safe solution.
Read more about EIE and the new FDA regulation on Food Navigator USA.
Our solutions for interesterification
Produce high-quality margarines free of trans fats with appropriate shelf life, the correct color and melting properties. This lipase interestifies fat through a simple continuous process.
- Higher-quality end-product
- No chemicals, washing, bleaching or wastewater