August 2011/Prepared Foods -- Dow AgroSciences unveiled what they claimed is an “industry first”--saturated fat-free omega-9 sunflower oil--at IFT in New Orleans. For food manufacturers seeking solutions to meet increasing customer demand for healthier products, omega-9 sunflower oil is one of the healthiest oils available. The oil also has zero trans fats and is uniquely high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. With omega-9 sunflower oil, says Dow, food companies may significantly reduce or eliminate saturated fat from new front-of-pack labels, which will begin to appear on retail shelves within the next two years. “Omega-9 sunflower oil provides a very powerful ingredient advantage for food manufacturers, potentially allowing them to eliminate saturated fat from food products by making the switch,” said David Dzisiak, commercial leader, grains & oils, for Dow. Dow AgroSciences,,www.dowagro.compf