NEWS & UPDATES
July 31, 2006: Contest officially launched. Informal discussions with potential Official Contestants begin.
October 16, 2006: We have selected Texas A&M University as the testing entity.
October 23, 2006: Carolina Soy Products (CSP) has announced that it is entering its Whole Harvest SmartFry zero trans fat oil in the contest. CSP is the first company to make such an announcement. Click here for the CSP media release.
November 1, 2006: Jason's Deli has become an "Official Supporter" of the FryTest.com oil contest. Jason's placed a half-page ad in USA Today on October 31, 2006. Jason's Deli is the nation's largest and most extensive "trans fat-free" project to date. They have removed the partially hydrogenated oil from all food items in all 156 restaurants in 20 states and from 1.6 million school box lunches annually.
November 29, 2006: The contest commenced today! The first five oils are being tested by Texas A&M University. (Only five oils can be tested at a time.)
December 5, 2006: The New York City Board of Health passed a regulation banning partially hydrogenated frying oils, unless the oil contains 0.5 grams or less trans fat per serving. Click here to read the notice of adoption.
February 12, 2006: The City of Philadelphia has passed a regulation banning partially hydrogenated frying oils, similar to the one passed by New York City.
February 6-22, 2007: Texas A&M has completed the testing of five more oils. A total of ten have been tested, including a leading brand of partially hydrogenated soybean oil.
May 1, 2007: All of the results have now been posted on this website. See the List of Oils & Results page.
Texas A&M has completed the testing of ten oils in the FryTest.com zero trans fat cooking oil contest. The results are posted on the List of Oils & Results page.
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