AOCS, industry groups respond to EFSA's report on 3-MCPD esters

10/15/2013 | FoodNavigator

The American Oil Chemists' Society and trade groups FEDIOL and IMACE have all responded to the recent preliminary exposure analysis by the European Food Safety Authority on the incidence of 3-MCPD esters in foods. The report is based on data collected before the availability of current validated analytical methods for vegetable oils and fats, FEDIOL pointed out. "The availability of validated methods from 2012 has enabled our sector to explore technologies to reduce the occurrence levels of 3-MCPD esters and their viability," it said.

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