I found out why I cannot get FF ruffles or pringles in Canada. Here are a few samples of info I got off the net. The information I found on numerous websites was enough to turn me off wanting these things. BTW, I could not find any *positive* sites about the product, other than those run by the companies that sell the stuff.
From a News site:
Canada Rejects Olestra, Leaving the USA the Only One 'Holding the Bag'
The fat substitute Olestra, used in some popular snack foods in the USA, was rejected by a Canadian food regulatory agency, leaving the United States the only country in the world where it is allowed. Its manufacturer, Procter and Gamble (P&G) had previously applied for approval in the United Kingdom as well, recently withdrew its application
From a Medical Site:
Dr. Mercola's Comment:
Hopefully most readers of this newsletter know better than to eat any products containing olestra. The problems associated with olestra are numerous:
Decreased absorption and blood levels of fat soluble nutrients such as vitamin E and carotenoids (Journal of Nutrition 1997; 127: 1636S-1645S)
Significant increases in GI symptoms, including diarrhea, loose stools, and more severe GI effects (US Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration. Olestra: final rule. Federal Register. January 30, 1996;61:3152-3154)
Increased risk of dehydration due to greater water loss through diarrhea (FDA review letter)
In addition to the problems mentioned above, the very use of olestra is predicated on the misconception that fat is an "evil" substance that should be avoided at all costs. Long-time readers of this newsletter know that this is simply not the case. Fat is an essential substance for optimal health.
I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Resistance is NOT futile!