MCPD and glycidol are the central point of attention of the food industry. Various studies revealed that these components are toxic for both humans and animals. As a result, the European Union imposed stringent regulations on MCPD and glycidol content in food products, oils, etc.
MCPD and glycidol are unwanted by-products of oil refinery, and predominately occur in palm oil, because it requires processing at much higher temperatures compared to other edible oils. Nonetheless, any oil can contain MCPD and glycidol when it is not processed with the utmost care. In the oil matrix they occur as esters but their analysis required transesterification and derivatization.
We are able to fully automate three methods that are commonly applied
Depending on your current needs and future wishes we are able to offer the methodology that suits you best. In the following sections we highlight some considerations of each methodology.