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Table 1.

The crude oil risk matrix. This matrix shows the risk that a specific contaminant or pesticide residue is present in a crude oil of unknown origin.

Pesticides PAH Mineral oil in edible oil imported in EU Dioxins and PCB’s Heavy metals (lead)
LIMIT MRL BaP < 2 ppb Fediol CoP EC/1881/2006 EC/1881/2006
Soybean oil Medium Medium Low Low Low
Sunflower oil High High High Low Low
Rapeseed oil Medium Medium Low Low Low
Palm oil Low Low High Low Low
Palm kernel oil Low Medium Medium Low Low
Coconut oil Low Very high Medium Low Low

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