Orexim Group has designed a method to reveal chicken fat in sunflower oil and is testing it. The company seeks to patent it in the near term.
“I have been working on the matter to quickly determine chicken fat in oil for over a year. I have specialists who can make this test in 30 minutes. We have been working with the method for eight months. We had no failures. When we patent it, we will put it for public discussion”, director of Everi LLC, part of Orexim, Vitaliy Belov said.
On October 30, 2015, the FEDIOL representing the European Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry in Europe discussed falsification of Ukrainian sunflower oil using chicken fat with Ukroliyaprom association.
The specialists from the Dutch association of margarine producers said that some batches of sunflower oil from Ukraine had an increased cholesterine content (1.94%).
According to the Codex Alimentarius, cholesterine content cannot exceed 0.7% in sunflower oil. The EU countries have national requirements. Spain has standard of no higher then 0.5%.
Belov said that tests made in Ukraine officially did not present the full picture: oil in each truck should be tested. (Interfax-Ukraine/Business World Magazine)