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Fry Light

How ethical is Fry Light?

Fry Light is a brand of Cooking Oil which has been given a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Cooking Oil Ratings Table. Although it has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see Fry Light make progress in future.

Read more about the issues facing the Ethical Cooking Oil sector and find out which companies have achieved accreditation for their commitment to being ethical and sustainable.

What does Fry Light do?

Fry Light produces a range of low calorie cooking oils in pump-action spray bottles. The brand is owned by Saputo Dairies.

In which areas does Fry Light perform poorly?

Fry Light was marked down under our criteria for Organic and Fair Trade due to a lack of certification. It also received a bottom rating for GMOs as the brand’s parent company, Saputo Inc, has a statement confirming its use of GM ingredients. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

In 2023 Fry Light’s parent company, Saputo Inc, scored Ethical Consumer’s worst rating for its use of uncertified palm oil. In 2022 Saputo-owned Dairy Crest received an enormous fine for its unacceptable environmental performance, and in 2021 Saputo was further criticised for its links to deforestation in Brazil caused by soya farming.

In which areas does Fry Light score well for its ethics?

We found no criticisms of Fry Light relating to; Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments, so it scores well for these criteria.

How can Fry Light improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Fry Light is awarded is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. To reach our minimum benchmark score and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Fry Light has some issues to resolve including its use of GMOs.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Brands accredited by The Good Shopping Guide can display our Ethical Mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

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