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Table 1

Acceptable quality characteristic values as defined by the CODEX-STAN 210-1999 Regulations for named vegetable oils.

Maximum level
1.2 Matter volatile at 105 °C 0.2% m/m
1.3 Insoluble impurities 0.05% m/m
1.4 Soap content 0.005% m/m
1.5 Iron (Fe)
   Refined oils 1.5 mg/kg
   Virgin oils 5.0 mg/kg
1.6 Copper (Cu)
   Refined oils 0.1 mg/kg
   Virgin oils 0.4 mg/kg
1.7 Acid value
   Refined oils 0.6 mg KOH/g oil
   Cold pressed and virgin oils 4.0 mg KOH/g oil
   Virgin palm oils 10.0 mg KOH/oil
1.8 Peroxide values
   Refined oils Up to 10 milliequivalents of active oxygen/kg oil
   Cold pressed and virgin oils Up to 15 milliequivalents of active oxygen/kg oil

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