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14.08.18

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Bulgarians consume more products with unhealthy palm oil, says expert

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Bulgarians consume more products with unhealthy palm oil, says expert

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In the past years, Bulgarians have been buying ever more products containing refined palm oil. For example, in 2017 they ate a total of 12 000 tonnes of the harmful product in the form of cheese-imitating foods, Ivan Grancharov, member of the Bulgarian Association of Dairy Processors' governing board, said, as quoted by the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA).


The expert recalled that an ordinance entered into force, which banned the production of imitating products and the use of palm oil in dairy products at dairy farms. According to him, Bulgarians should comprehend the harm caused by such fats, which accumulate in the human body and are hard to process by the organism.


One of the determining factors of a cheese's quality is its price, because the ordinary consumer can hardly determine whether a product is genuine, or imitating based on its appearance, Grancharov said. In his words, Bulgaria has quality products of quality milk and dairy farms at a good level. If they want, Bulgarians eat quality products, he added.


There are over 260 dairy processing enterprises in Bulgaria, of which 30 to 40 firms use vegetable fat, the expert said.



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