Palm oil is one of the 17 major edible oils and fats traded worldwide. It accounts for 30.6% in terms of total production and 57.6% of global exports (Oil World, 2015). The acceptance of palm oil in food applications is not only contributed by its unique characteristics and versatility, but also its consistency in supply and attractive price over other oils and fats. As one of the leading countries in the palm oil industry, Malaysia must make efforts to ensure that her palm oil is of good quality.
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB),
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