Palm Oil Developments No.72 (June 2020) p34-41

Recent Updates on the Codex Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CXS 210-1999) in Relation to Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil

Elina Hishamuddin*; Najwa Sulaiman*; Farah Khuwailah Ahmad Bustamam* and Yeoh Chee Beng*

Malaysia, as one of the leading producers and exporters of palm oil, palm kernel oil and its derivatives, is committed to providing the world with high quality palm oil products which conform to global food safety standards. Over the last five decades, Malaysia has played a vital role in the development of Codex standards under the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO) by providing scientific, production and trade data on the specifications of oils and fats produced to ensure that these important information are taken into account in the development of Codex standards. This also guarantees the harmonisation of our national legislation with international standards to avoid any potential impediment to the global trade of Malaysian-produced oils and fats.

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