The rise in 3-MCPD in Malaysian palm oil is attributed to adulteration of production oil with hazardous waste constituents due to changes in extraction process at palm oil mills over the years by ways of:
- Recycling steriliser condensate into the production oil process to recover its constituent residual oil.
- Recycling empty fruit bunch pressed liquor into the production oil process to recover its constituent residual oil.
The above statements come in the face of the industry grappling with allegations of cancer health concerns due to the use of palm oil in food products, for example, Nutella. The allegation was related to the occurrence of 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD) and Glycidyl fatty acid esters (GE) in palm oil. Should we be worried? Continue reading “How Cancer causing substances crept into food products containing palm oil?”