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Published: Nov 4, 2015Here in the Trading Company's catering departments we have an ethical purchasing policy. Sourcing…
Here in the Trading Company's catering departments we have an ethical purchasing policy. Sourcing palm oil-free products and ingredients is part of that policy; we have had great success in sourcing alternative products.
Prior to the new European labelling legislations, which stipulate that palm oil must be noted as an ingredient instead of the more generic "vegetable oil", we became experts at detecting palm oil, often having to 'phone the manufacturers to determine which oils were used.
The new ruling has not been fully implemented yet, as many products are still allowed to use their existing stock of labels printed prior to the change in the law and there is a need to police the legislation.