Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.144 (Sept - Dec 2023) p10-15
Latest Amendments to the Malaysian Standards Specifications for Palm Stearin (MS 815:2007, Amd.1:2023) and Palm Superolein (MS 1762:2004, Amd.1:2023) – An Explanation
Farah Khuwailah Ahmad Bustamam1*; Yeoh Chee Beng1; Najwa Sulaiman1; Elina Hishamuddin1; Azmil Haizam Ahmad Tarmizi1 and Sivaruby Kanagaratnam1

Palm oil is a major contributor to the commodity industry in Malaysia. Palm oil consumption is not only limited to local consumers, but it is also being exported to other countries to support the world’s edible oil demand. Basically, the trading of palm oil and its products is in agreement with the mutual business contract between the customer and the supplier. Besides that, palm oil associations such as Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM) has specified the common trading requirements (PORAM, 2011). At the national level, the Malaysian Standards (MS) specifications for palm oil and its products were developed by authorised standard body to safeguard the quality of palm oil and palm products. These standards intended as a platform for trading guidelines and to create enthusiasm for continuously producing a good quality of palm oil and palm products. The MS specifications were developed separately for palm oil and palm fractions such as palm olein, palm stearin and palm superolein, as well as for palm kernel oil and its products such as palm kernel olein and palm kernel stearin.

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