Oils and Fats News August 2018

Oils and Fats News August 2018 Laurence Eyres FNZIFST Reducing sample testing times for 3-MCPD and glycidol analysis Two contaminants in processed oils that are coming under greater scrutiny are 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD) and glycidol esters (GE). These compounds are formed in oil when refined at high temperatures (>150oC). Refining is necessary for food oils to ensure safety and palatability. Unfortunately, it also can trigger the formation of 3-MCPD and GE which have been found to have harmful carcinogenic and mutagenic effects. The European Food Safety…

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