Our refinery in Pasir Gudang in Johor, Malaysia now offers palm oil with low 3-MCPD (3-monochloropropane diol) and GE (glycidyl esters) limits. The new offering provides products and solutions which will enable our customers to comply with the current legislation in the EU.
3-MCPD is the most commonly occurring group of contaminants known as chloropropanols. First identified as a contaminant of acid-hydrolysed vegetable proteins and soy sauce, it was later found in other foods. 3-MCPD and its esters can be formed in heat-processed fat-containing foods from glycerol or acyl glycerides in the presence of chloride ions. Glycidyl fatty acid esters (GEs) are processing induced contaminants primarily found in refined fats and oils and foods containing fats and oils.
We have invested in mitigation capabilities in our refinery to ensure a highly reliable approach on both of these compounds in our refined oils while maintaining high quality and safety specifications at all times.