Category Archives: Industry News

Message from IOI Group’s CEO – IOI to Revise its Group Sustainability Policy

Message from IOI Group’s CEO – IOI Group to revise its Group Sustainability Policy and Publish a New Sustainability Implementation Plan In view of the recent findings by RSPO and continued allegations levelled by certain parties, IOI Corporation Berhad (IOI) has decided to revise its Group Sustainability Policy which is aimed at enhancing its sustainability […]

Sustainability Update – IOI Withdraws Legal Challenge against RSPO Board’s Decision

IOI Corporation Berhad (IOI) wishes to announce that we have decided to withdraw the challenge proceeding against the RSPO Board’s suspension decision in the Zurich District Court of Switzerland.  The withdrawal of the challenge proceeding will be formalised during a conciliatory hearing before the Justice of Peace on 14 June 2016. Since the filing of […]

Sustainability Update – Field Trip Findings Discussed with Aidenvironment

This week’s update will be all about our progress in addressing the requirements of our RSPO Certification suspension and, more importantly, our onward journey towards more transparent and inclusive engagements with all our stakeholders. 1. At the 2nd follow-up meeting with Aidenvironment, on 29 April, 2016, in Bogor Indonesia, IOI proceeded to discuss the findings […]

Sustainability Update – Field Trip to Kalimantan and Appointment of Proforest

In this week’s update, we would like to provide you with further details on the field trip to PT BSS, Kalimantan that took place last week and the appointment of Proforest as our implementation partner and sustainability consultant. 1. After the April 18, 2016 meeting with Aidenvironment to discuss the revised Action Plan that we […]

Update on Sustainability

In this week’s update, we would like to provide you with further detail on the activities that we are pursuing to ensure our sustainability commitments are met. Specifically, on the matter related to our temporary suspension by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) of our Group’s Certification:  On April 18, 2016, IOI Group (IOI) […]

Everything We Thought We Knew About Obesity – and Low Fat Diets – Might Be Wrong

In the late 1990s, David Ludwig brought 12 obese teenage boys into his clinic for the day, and fed them each prescribed meals. It was a simple experiment: The meals all had the same number of calories, but contained different kinds of food. At the time, it was generally believed that a high-fat diet led […]

FDA Announces Ban on PHOs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized and published its determination on June 17, 2015 that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans-fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” or GRAS for use in human food. Learn More

IOI Loders Croklaan supports the FDA’s final determination to eliminate PHOs and trans-fat from food

Channahon, IL. – Today the FDA made its long anticipated announcement regarding PHO (partially hydrogenated oil) and its GRAS status. “Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are […]

Dr. Gerald McNeill Helps to Change Opinions About Saturated Fat

Recent evidence, as well as reevaluation of older studies, questions whether dietary fat is really as bad as the experts have been saying for the past three decades. •Nutritionists have long vilified saturated fat for its propensity to raise LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels in the blood. •Although initial epidemiological studies associated saturated fat intake with […]

PHO Removal Courses Provide Comprehensive Education to the Industry

In March 2015, IOI Loders Croklaan hosted the first in a series of PHO Removal 201 courses in the Creative Studio. PHO Removal remains the region’s largest opportunity for growth as we await the FDA’s decision regarding the GRAS status of Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs). The hands-on, 2-day course is designed to educate the industry […]