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Oils & Fats International Backgrounders

This new section features a selection of articles we have published in the past few years. The articles provide useful background information, particularly on feedstocks, and we will be adding to it regularly


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Previous cargo rules

Previous cargo rules

Posted October 31, 2014 from issue dated October/November 2014

Changes to the previous cargo list published in May 2014 by the European Commission (EC) generally favour the edible oils and fats industry

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Rendering and pet food

Rendering and pet food

Posted June 18, 2018 from issue dated OFI September/October 2017

Rendered products can be used safely and sustainably as pet food ingredients. However, they face a negative image in the eyes of some pet owners

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Rendering process

Rendering process

Posted April 15, 2019 from issue dated OFI January 2019

The rendering industry performs an essential recycling service by taking animal by-products and turning them into ingredients for feed and other applications. OFI explains what is involved in the modern rendering process

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Rice bran oil

Rice bran oil

Posted January 01, 2014 from issue dated January 2014

A ‘balanced and versatile’ cooking oil, a beneficial cosmetics ingredient and an ‘economical and affordable’ biofuel, rice bran oil (RBO) has a lot to offer. OFI examines the growing popularity of this niche oil

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Safflower

Safflower

Posted October 31, 2014 from issue dated October/November 2014

Nutritionally healthy, safflowerseed oil is gathering interest from the food, biofuel and oleochemical industries, due to its high level of oleic acids and ability to grow in most regions of the world

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Shea butter

Shea butter

Posted September 30, 2015 from issue dated September/October 2015

Rare, naturally grown, traditionally harvested, and with reportedly remarkable moisturising and healing properties, demand for shea butter is growing steadily. OFI looks at what makes shea so special

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