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Nutella could cause cancer

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WelshMoth Thu 12-Jan-17 21:41:06

Sorry - can't link, but there's an article on the Independent website. The over processed palm oil is apparently carcinogenic.


ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 12-Jan-17 21:44:22

Palm oil is in an awful lot of things, not just Nutella...

JaxingJump Thu 12-Jan-17 21:47:10

And there are very good environmental reasons also for boycotting products that use palm oil. I do and this news just reinforces my resolve to avoid products with palm oil.

fueledbybacon Thu 12-Jan-17 21:48:06

That should read SUGAR causes cancer.

Ilovecaindingle Thu 12-Jan-17 21:50:22

If I don't make it through the night - tell my kids I Ioved them....

GinIsIn Thu 12-Jan-17 21:50:39

Pretty much everything gives us cancer, apparently.... 🙄

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Thu 12-Jan-17 21:53:16

The amount of palm oil concerns me.

And an Aussie friend of mine told me about health concerns ages ago. I think it's been more talked about Down Under.

ElfOnMyShelf Thu 12-Jan-17 21:55:18

It's to do with the carcinogenics released at high heat in palm oil. (Not the sugar, but some would argue the weight of evidence points that way).
It's the same as everything it's to do with the quantity you eat.

I buy Sainsbury's as I can't remember if it hasn't got it in or it's got their sustainable label.

I really try to avoid the stuff from a sustainability point.

AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Jan-17 12:16:55

Hi all

Ferrero have been in touch and asked us to post this on their behalf:

"The health and safety of consumers is an absolute and first priority for Ferrero and we confirm that Ferrero products are safe. EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has analyzed the presence of contaminants in a large number of products and oils stating that the presence of contaminants depends on the oils and fats used as well as the processes they are subjected to.

It is for this reason that Ferrero carefully selects quality raw materials and applies specific industrial processes that limit their presence to minimum levels, fully in line with the parameters defined by the EFSA. In addition, our Quality teams constantly monitor such factors and guarantee the food safety of our products to the consumer."

RortyCrankle Fri 13-Jan-17 12:53:05

I was about to say one thing less to worry about as I don't eat it but I see for those who do, Ferraro has posted via MNHQ to put your minds at rest.

Since palm oil is no. 2 on the list of ingredients after sugar and I tend to avoid items containing palm oil, it's unlikely I will start eating it any time soon.

AltheaThoon Sat 14-Jan-17 08:18:55

I'm currently on a dairy free diet for the sake of my dairy-intolerant toddler whom I'm still bf. This concerns me because so much of the dairy free foods contain palm oil; it seems to be the standard replacement for dairy. So both he and myself are consuming more than we should. Something else to add to my already out of control anxiety!

Glamorousglitter Sat 14-Jan-17 08:49:22

I ve just learned this and have cut down and avoided palm oil in the family diet - will continue. Sadly the Nutella went in the bin but we found much nicer chocolate and spreads and made our own too without the same levels of sugar and palm oil.

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Sat 14-Jan-17 09:13:12

Makes me laugh the Nutella commercial, they show the ingredients pouring into the jar, ooh all the lovely milk and chocolate, err no, it's filled with sugar and oil, stop the BS FGS.

megletthesecond Sat 14-Jan-17 09:19:18

I've been trying to cut down on palm oil for the orangutans sake. It means an awful lot of home cooking.

LegoCaltrops Sat 14-Jan-17 09:24:22

"All the lovely milk & chocolate"... well there's not much chocolate in it. Chocolate spread was created as a way to make the very meagre amount of cocoa powder available, go a long way, during the war.

And I don't eat palm oil any more.

Gooseberryfools Sat 14-Jan-17 09:25:57

What's palm oil generally in?

Gooseberryfools Sat 14-Jan-17 09:26:35

I home cook mostly

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sat 14-Jan-17 09:31:36

I love Nutella. By the spoonful. Can't see me stopping that any time soon grin

Gooseberryfools Sat 14-Jan-17 09:35:41

Just read that Waitrose dark chocolate spread is palm oil free

LegoCaltrops Sat 14-Jan-17 09:42:12

Thanks for that link, Gooseberryfools.

megletthesecond Sun 15-Jan-17 14:14:15

Thanks goose.

helpimitchy Mon 16-Jan-17 20:51:16

Palm oil seems to be in everything now sad It makes me feel very sick. It takes a concerted effort to avoid it completely, although it is mainly in cheaper, heavily processed things.

Artandco Mon 16-Jan-17 20:54:24

Biona range is also palm oil free

ZaraW Wed 18-Jan-17 09:11:06

I never use Palm oil. After visiting Borneo and seeing miles and miles of never ending Palm plantations is so disheartening. Unfortunately, they are killing their wildlife and if they don't have that there's not much of a tourist industry left.

PetalMettle Wed 18-Jan-17 09:16:23

What surprises me is how little attention has been pAid to formula milk which contains palm oil

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