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The BC Government through ActNow BC and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon are working together to support the food industry in restricting industrially-produced trans fat. Call 8-1-1 to speak to a HealthLink BC dietition

Products appropriate for griddle, grill and pan frying

The Product List is a resource for Food Service Operators. All products listed meet the trans fat restrictions of 2% or 5% or less trans fat of total fat content in accordance with the BC trans fat regulation.  Only products that fit into one of the following categories are included on the Product List:

  • Liquid Butter Substitutes
  • Low-Stability Vegetable Oils (used for marinades, sautéing, stir-frying and occasional deep fat frying)
  • Mid & High-Stability Vegetable Oils (used for deep fat frying)
  • Shortenings
  • Margarines
  • Animal Fats

The Product List does not constitute an endorsement of one product over another. Products have been listed based upon the percentage of saturated fat and then alphabetically. Choose the product with the lowest percentage of saturated fat that works for your menu item. While we endeavour to be all-inclusive, the list may not be exhaustive of all products in compliance with the BC trans fat regulation.  Food Service Operators are encouraged to ask their suppliers about products available that meet the trans fat restrictions.

If you would like to submit a product that meets the trans fat restrictions and fits into one of the categories listed above, download the Product List Application or email us at [email protected].


    Products that meet the trans fat restriction of 5% or less

    Liquid Butter Substitutes
    Brand Name Manufacturer Distributor Ingredient Sat Fat
    Nutra Clear Buttery Style Oil  Bunge Bunge distributors Non hydrogenated, high oleic low linolenic canola oil with additives 6%
    Canola Harvest Grill-It Pan Grill and Sautéing Oil
    Richardson Oilseed Ltd.
    Bakemark, Bulkley Valley Wholesale, Copperside/J&F, GFS/Neptune, Golden Trading, La Rosa Foods, Shoppers Wholesale,  Snow Cap, Sysco, Yen Brothers High oleic low linolenic canola oil, soybean lecithin, artificial flavour, coloured with beta carotene 7%
    Imperial Flavoured Cooking Oil ZTF (butter) Ventura Sysco Canola oil, liquid and hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, natural and artificial flavours, be  14%


Product List updated October 7, 2021

The Product List has been adapted with permission from Alberta Health Services – Calgary Health Region with the assistance of Richardson Oilseed Ltd.

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