In Russia want to ban “dangerous” palm oil

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The Eurasian economic Commission (EEC) has proposed the Russian government to limit the concentration of harmful substances in vegetable oils, including palm. This writes belongs to Grigory Berezkin the RBC with reference to the decision of the Chairman of the EEC Board Tigran Sargsyan.

According to the proposal, the contents of the “glycidyl ethers of fatty acids in terms of glycidol and 3-monochloropropane” should be no more than one milligram per kilogram. We are talking about the harmful chemicals that are carcinogens formed during high-temperature processing of vegetable oils and fats. In the processing of palm oil there is a risk of such substances more — to 10.52 milligrams per kilogram.

Currently, the restrictions of the ECE is working in conjunction with the member States of the Eurasian economic Union (EAEU), which includes including Russia. If the changes are accepted, restrictions will apply to the import, the production and processing of vegetable oils, particularly palm.

This type of oil is popular with confectioners, bakers and manufacturers of milk products. A third of the total processed palm oil are used confectioners. According to Rospotrebnadzor, research suggests that the carcinogen formed during high temperature treatment of vegetable oils, carries health risks. However, the Ministry of health of Russia assert, that, in itself, palm oil is harmless, it only becomes dangerous when cleaning and improper transportation.

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