Palm Oil Developments No.69 (December 2018) p15, 20-24

Accredited Analytical Testing Services Laboratory as a Reference Laboratory for the Oil Palm Industry

Hajar Musa*, Razmah Ghazali* and Mohd Azmil Mohd Noor*

The Malaysian palm oil industry has experienced significant growth since the first introduction of oil palm from West Africa in the late 1870s. In 2016, crude palm oil (CPO) production was recorded at 17.32 million tonnes (MPOB, 2016). Malaysia is currently one of the leading producers and exporters of palm oil (PO) and palm oil products (POP) worldwide. This accounts for 11% of the oils and fats production, and 27% of the exports of oils and fats (Malaysian Palm Oil Council, 2017).

Author information:
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB),
6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi,
43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.