Cooking oils, including those used in the home, contain small amounts of antioxidants to protect them during storage. Similarly, the oils we use contain small amounts of antioxidants, like Vitamin E, which are added by our supplier. Also, our Snack Right and Vita-Weat biscuits, by nature of their high fruit and wholegrain content, would contain natural levels of antioxidants.
Antioxidants prevent foods deteriorating. For example, antioxidants prevent rancid flavours developing in fats and oils when they are exposed to the air.
Arnott's identified trans fatty acids (TFAs) as an issue of importance more than 10 years ago and took action then to significantly reduce the level of TFAs in our biscuits by replacing partially hydrogenated animal fats with vegetable oils. According to a World Health Organisation report. To promote cardiovascular health, diets should provide a very low intake of TFAs (hydrogenated oils and fats). This means an intake that is as low as possible. In practice, this implies an intake of less than 1% of daily energy intake. We recently tested some of Arnott's most popular biscuits and all fall well below the nutrition goal stated above (the majority indicated TFA levels of <0.1%, ie. not detectable within limits of the analysis). In fact, you would need to eat 40 Arnott's Tim Tam biscuits to reach the maximum daily amount of TFAs recommended by the World Health Organisation!
Arnott's does not certify its products sold in Australia or New Zealand based on any particular religious beliefs.
Yes, we have a large range of products that meet the criteria based on the recommended serve size including SAO, Shapes Pizza and Snack Right Fruit Slice Apricot. We can send you a comprehensive list of these products if you visit the 'Feedback' section of this website and email us your request.
MSG is naturally present in many foods. If any of our products contain added MSG, this would be listed as 'flavour enhancer (621)' in the ingredient list on the label.