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close this bookFood, Nutrition and Agriculture - 11- Edible Fats and Oils (FAO - FPND - FAO, 1994)
close this folderStandards to ensure the authenticity of edible oils and fats
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View the documentAuthenticity of vegetable oils
View the documentUseful purity criteria
View the documentCodex standards to combat fraud
View the documentFuture developments
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International standards for vegetable oils are evolving. They provide a valuable internationally accepted database which, apart from being useful for assessment of product quality, is vital for verifying oil authenticity. Clearly, Codex standards will assume increasing significance under the recently concluded GATT agreement; it is therefore incumbent upon Member Governments to seek to ensure that the standards are up to date and accurate to the extent possible.