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Sustainable Palm Oil—The Role of Screening and Advanced Analytical Techniques for Geographical Traceability and Authenticity Verification

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Malaysian Palm Oil Board, No. 6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, Kajang 43000, Selangor, Malaysia
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School of Industrial Technology/Analytical Biochemistry Research Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM, George Town 11800, Penang, Malaysia
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Academic Editors: Emanuela Zanardi and Lenka Husáková
Molecules 2020, 25(12), 2927; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25122927
Received: 18 May 2020 / Revised: 17 June 2020 / Accepted: 21 June 2020 / Published: 25 June 2020
Palm oil production from oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) is vital for the economy of Malaysia. As of late, sustainable production of palm oil has been a key focus due to demand by consumer groups, and important progress has been made in establishing standards that promote good agricultural practices that minimize impact on the environment. In line with the industrial goal to build a traceable supply chain, several measures have been implemented to ensure that traceability can be monitored. Although the palm oil supply chain can be highly complex, and achieving full traceability is not an easy task, the industry has to be proactive in developing improved systems that support the existing methods, which rely on recorded information in the supply chain. The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) as the custodian of the palm oil industry in Malaysia has taken the initiative to assess and develop technologies that can ensure authenticity and traceability of palm oil in the major supply chains from the point of harvesting all the way to key downstream applications. This review describes the underlying framework related to palm oil geographical traceability using various state-of-the-art analytical techniques, which are also being explored to address adulteration in the global palm oil supply chain. View Full-Text
Keywords: palm oil; sustainability; geographical traceability; adulteration; analytical techniques; chemical fingerprint; DNA fingerprint palm oil; sustainability; geographical traceability; adulteration; analytical techniques; chemical fingerprint; DNA fingerprint
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Ramli, U.S.; Tahir, N.I.; Rozali, N.L.; Othman, A.; Muhammad, N.H.; Muhammad, S.A.; Tarmizi, A.H.A.; Hashim, N.; Sambanthamurthi, R.; Singh, R.; Manaf, M.A.A.; Parveez, G.K.A. Sustainable Palm Oil—The Role of Screening and Advanced Analytical Techniques for Geographical Traceability and Authenticity Verification. Molecules 2020, 25, 2927. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25122927

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Ramli US, Tahir NI, Rozali NL, Othman A, Muhammad NH, Muhammad SA, Tarmizi AHA, Hashim N, Sambanthamurthi R, Singh R, Manaf MAA, Parveez GKA. Sustainable Palm Oil—The Role of Screening and Advanced Analytical Techniques for Geographical Traceability and Authenticity Verification. Molecules. 2020; 25(12):2927. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25122927

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Ramli, Umi S., Noor I. Tahir, Nurul L. Rozali, Abrizah Othman, Nor H. Muhammad, Syahidah A. Muhammad, Azmil H.A. Tarmizi, Norfadilah Hashim, Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi, Rajinder Singh, Mohamad A.A. Manaf, and Ghulam K.A. Parveez. 2020. "Sustainable Palm Oil—The Role of Screening and Advanced Analytical Techniques for Geographical Traceability and Authenticity Verification" Molecules 25, no. 12: 2927. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25122927

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