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UK Food Makers Can Swap in Corn Oil as Sunflower Supply Runs Dry

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has stymied sunflower oil exports
  • British companies can now use corn oil without changing label

The list of products that UK food makers can substitute for sunflower oil is getting longer as companies are struggling to find supplies due to the war in Ukraine.  

Makers of food from crisps to cookies and frozen items will temporarily be allowed to use corn oil instead of sunflower oil without changing labels, the UK food regulator said Wednesday in a statement. It has already allowed manufacturers to switch for palm, coconut, and soybean oil.