Prevalence of 3-MCPD and GE in edible oils
|Oils||3-MCPD (mg/kg)||GE (mg/kg)|
|Refined sunflower oils||0.08-0.96||0.36|
|Refined palm oils, palm stearin, palm mid-fraction||0.18-2.48||2.38|
|Refined rapeseed oils||0.03-0.51||0.51|
|Refined corn oil||1.7||2.09|
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have established a tolerable daily intake (TDI) for 3-MCPD and GE as consumption of higher amounts of 3-MCPD is linked to reduced male fertility and kidney damage while GE is genotoxic and carcinogenic.
Our solution: 3-MCPD / Glycidol esters rapid test kit
Easy to use colorimetric assay
Novel, rapid method for quantification of 3-MCPD and Glycidol esters in edible oils using a simple colorimetric assay.
Faster than conventional GC-MS methods
Simple sample preparation and instrumentation, fast turnaround (4 samples in 80 min).
Dedicated support team
Our support team is available 24/7, and is ready to help you with any technical issues. We also provide onsite support and training to ensure your laboratory team is up and running in the shortest time possible. .
Low set-up and operation costs
Rapid assessment of 3-MCPD and GE values make the kit ideal for batch control and rapid point of need assessment in low resource areas.
How does it work?
3-MCPD and GE are present in several edible oils that are widely used for the manufacture of consumer food products, therefore, becoming a key food ingredient for 3-MCPD and GE vigilance.
The rapid test kit requires only 80 minutes per test batch (4 samples) from sample preparation to result at an approximate cost of ~$50 per sample. In comparison, standard GC-MS analysis services can cost around $300 per sample with a turnaround time of 2-7 days.
Camtech offers analysis services for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of 3-MCPD and GE compounds using GC-MS.
Sample matrices we accept:
- Edible oils
- Food flavouring ingredients
- Pharmaceutical intermediates
- Selected liquids
- Selected solids
Standard turnaround time:
- 10-15 working days after receiving samples