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FATS & OILS
Palm oil is just one of many global
commodities that are contributing to
deforestation and, consequently, climate
change. However, the answer is not to turn
away from using palm oil as this creates its
own problems, but to create a demand for
oil that has been produced sustainably.
It is not as simple as removing palm oil and telling customers to
avoid buying products containing the ingredient, as alternatives
will contribute to far more deforestation, as well as increased
use of resources such as water.
Millions of people, living in communities in some of the
world’s poorest areas, rely heavily on palm oil cultivation for
their income. The answer, instead, is to get involved in driving
improvements in the palm oil industry. As members of
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) through
The Q Partnership, Friars Pride is helping to drive improvements
in the palm oil industry. We advocate the use of palm oil that has
been sustainably produced.
The Q Partnership became RSPO certified in 2016 and represents
one of the only distribution groups taking this proactive step
within the fish & chip industry to be RSPO certified.
Through RSPO certification, Friars Pride and The Q Partnership
must demonstrate efforts to ensure full traceability of sustainable
palm oil in the production of its own brand of solid palm oil,
FriWite is produced using only the highest specification RSPO
certified sustainable palm oil. Carrying the RSPO certified mark,
FriWite is an ethically responsible product as well as containing
no hydrogenated fat and less than 1% trans fats.
When you use FriWite you can be assured that the utmost is
being done to protect wildlife, people, and the environment. This
makes FriWite a winning combination with its pure and light fry,
extended frying life and no hydrogenated fats.
Why use palm oil?
Palm oil is a highly versatile ingredient due to its
neutral smell and taste, long shelf life and excellent
cooking properties. Palm oil is also stable at high
temperatures, which makes it an excellent, long lasting
frying medium. Palm oil is the world’s highest yielding
vegetable oil crop, needing less that half the land
required by other crops to produce the same amount
of oil. Using a certified frying oil is one of the simplest
and most cost-effective ways to support sustainable
palm oil production.
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