Tag Archives: MCPD


Review: Processing Contaminants in Edible Oils: MCPD and Glycidyl Esters

Processing Contaminants in Edible Oils: MCPD and Glycidyl Esters Edited by Shaun MacMahon AOCS press, Illinois, 2014 www.aocs.org ISBN 978-0-9888565-0-9. 230 pages. Hardback. $110.00 USD Amazon electronic version $85.00 USD Industry, academia and legislators have awaited the publication of a book such as this for quite some time. Heightened awareness around the presence of fatty acid esters of monochloropropanediol in refined edible oils began in 2006 with a publication by Zelinkova. This book was published following a key seminar to address this issue at an AOCS conference in 2011. The issue attracted intense scrutiny because…

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Oils & Fats News January 2013

WHEN did humans decide consuming whale food was a good idea? When it was reported that it was some sort of multi-vitamin cure-all that will reduce everything from blood pressure to cholesterol; help alleviate PMS or add muscle strength; improve cognitive function and brain health. Is there anything krill oil supplements can’t do? Now krill oil is growing in popularity, reportedly because it has similar benefits to fish oil but is even more effective. But is it really, and is fishing the Southern Ocean for…

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