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TENERA UPM; latest initiative in promoting Malaysian Palm Oil

Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) is Malaysia’s most important commodity crop, covering an area of nearly 5.85 million hectares as in 2019. Beginning as an ornamental plant in Kuala Selangor in 1911, the plant played a pivotal role in the development of the country, including the establishmen...

Sustainable Palm Oil in Food and Health Seminar

Dr Ruslan Abdullah, Science and Environment Director of MPOC (third from the left) with panel speakers at “Sustainable Palm Oil in Food and Health Seminar” organized by MPOC and co-organized by Monash University Malaysia. Addressing Sustainable Palm Oil in Food and Health Kuala Lumpur: “The Malaysia...

MPOC Reaches Out To Russian Culinary Experts With Palm Oil

MPOC reached out to Russian culinary experts with Malaysian palm oil. It had been already the fourth time when highly respected chefs gave a culinary master class by cooking European food on palm oil. Chefs were excited about the quality and benefits of palm oil because they had an opportunity to pr...

Should the US food industry be concerned about a 3-MCPD backlash?

In March of this year, the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) issued a report warning about the health consequences of co-contaminants created during the processing and refining of edible oils. EFSA specifically identified 3-MCPD (3-monochloropropane1,2 diol), which is classified as a possible...

New US ‘Nutrition Facts’ regulations poses challenges for food manufacturers exporting to the USA

The labelling regulations for conventional foods and dietary supplements is being amended by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), aimed to provide updated nutrition information on the label and assist consumers in maintaining healthy dietary practices. The amendment modernises the nutrition in...

Palm Oil in Frying Comparison

Over the years, many frying studies comparing palm olein (liquid fraction of palm oil) with other types of edible oils has been undertaken to examine their stability at high frying temperature. In those studies, more often than not, palm olein surpassed the other edible oils in terms of its frying p...