Burton’s Foods, baker of Jammie Dodgers and Maryland Cookies, has become the latest supplier to remove hydrogenated vegetable oil from all of its products.The company has pledged that its portfolio of over 100 products will be free from artificial trans fats from now on.Retailers Asda, Boots, Co-op, Marks & Spencer, Iceland, Sainsbury’s Tesco and Waitrose have already committed to remove industrial trans fats from own-brand lines by the end of 2007 at the latest, through trade body the British Retail Consortium.”We recognised the need to take action over trans fats and are pleased to be able to reassure consumers by removing hydrogenated fats from all our products,” said Paul Kitchener, chief executive at Burton’s Foods (pictured).”Taking a proactive approach to balanced, healthy eating, at the same time as producing biscuits that consumers enjoy is crucial to us. We are extremely proud of our bakery heritage, which goes back over 70 years. Our promise is that we will only ever use ingredients that are essential to the baking of our snacks.”In recent years, trans fats have risen to the top of the food and health agenda. A number of studies have linked them to coronary heart disease.In December 2006, New York City’s Board of Health banned trans fats from the city’s restaurants. Restaurants will be banned from using most frying oils and all foods containing trans fats by July 2008.A similar ban is being proposed in Chicago, in the state of Illinois; other cities may follow suit.
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– Munroe gets VP nodATTORNEY-at-law, K. A. Juman-Yassin,was returned unopposed for his sixth consecutive term as president of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), while Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) president Godfrey Munroe will now take up a vice -president role in the executive.Yassin, who happily accepted, was elected to serve for another four years as the GOA’s head when the body held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of office bearers yesterday at the GOA Liliendaal headquarters, which is still undergoing construction.Munroe and Tricia Fietkou, who was elected in the newly installed position of Assistant Treasurer, were the only new faces on the eight member executive. Returning in their old positions were Karen Pilgrim and Charles Corbin as vice presidents; Hector Edwards as Secretary General, Garfield Wiltshire as Treasurer, and Dion Nurse as Assistant Secretary.The most intensely contested position was that 0f vice president, which saw Munroe pulling off an upset over outgoing VP Noel Adonis. The position had a total of six nominations, the others being Guyana Boxing Association president, Steve Ninvalle, and baseball’s Robin Singh. GHB president Phillip Fernandes also received a nomination but respectfully declined.Pilgrim received the most support, with 33 of the 43 voters wanting to see her return; Munroe followed with 27 votes and Corbin had 25 votes. Adonis managed to get the nod from 17 of the electors, while Singh had 14 and Ninvalle eight.As for the VP position, each of the 43 electors was issued a ballot and allowed to vote for their top three choices.Other unchallenged candidates were Edwards and Wiltshire. Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) president Gokarn Ramdhani was nominated for both the assistant secretary and assistant treasurer positions, but both times he declined. Against Fietkou,he received 13 votes, while Fietkou walked away with 29 votes.Others who were nominated for positions but also declined included Guyana Football Federation president, Wayne Forde and Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) President, Nigel Hinds.The new executives was resoundingly congratulated by members of the audience after taking their seats at the head table. Giving a speech on returning, Yassin thanked all the Associations for continuing to believe in him, notwithstanding all the bad press that he has been receiving lately.Leading up to the elections,calls for Yassin to be voted out intensified in certain sections of the media;Yassin also addressed this in his remarks.“I really want to thank each member from each Association for re-electing me as president. I want to thank those several persons who advised me not to respond to all the malicious articles by two journalists of the Kaieteur News.“I am by nature a fighter; I would like to respond, but if I respond to these people,next week something else would come up and things will always come up and soon you would probably get fed up of me responding,” Yassin expressed.“I don’t mind criticism but when you go down to being disrespectful I draw a line there.” He continuedThe returning officer for yesterday’s GOA elections was Mark Bender.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Ghana an amount of Ten Thousand US Dollars (US$10,000) for the invasion of the field of play by a fan.This is in relation to the incident that occurred in the the latter stages of the Black Stars’ win over South Africa in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Cape Coast Stadium on November 14, 2019.CAF’s Disciplinary Board fined Ghana US$10,000 for the incident after studying the reports from the match officials.It will be recalled that 25-year-old Awal Suleman, who sprinted across the pitch, was ordered to pay a fine of GHc2,400 by the Cape Coast Circuit Court for breaching public disturbance laws.“There is a need for lovers of our national teams to behave appropriately within the laws of game.This is really important because our actions have consequences for the GFA and the State at large.We will continue to educate the patrons of the game but there will be mechanisms to ensure that fans who cause the Nation to lose money in this manner are brought to book,” said GFA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo. Source: Ghana FA