Oils & Fats International Fact File

    Olive oil processing

    Olive oil processing

    15th April, 2019
    Oxidation

    Oxidation

    28th June, 2022
    Oxidation/Antioxidants

    Oxidation/Antioxidants

    16th February, 2023
    Packaging

    Packaging

    11th April, 2019
    Peanut oil

    Peanut oil

    31st July, 2014
    Pennycress

    Pennycress

    31st July, 2015
    Plant-based butters

    Plant-based butters

    18th August, 2021
  • Plant-based foods

    The global rise in consumer demand for plant-based foods is opening up new markets for oils and fats which are used to add flavour, moisture and texture to the meat alternatives on our shelves

    10 November 2020
  • Pongamia

    Unsuitable for human consumption but with a high oil yield, is pongamia the next big biofuel on the block? OFI assesses its worth and looks at the companies trialling it in the field

    02 January 2015
  • Port of Rotterdam

    The Port of Rotterdam, sitting on the western coast of the Netherlands, is Europe’s largest seaport and, indeed, one of the largest in the world.

    20 February 2024
  • Previous cargo rules

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

    31 October 2014
  • Pumping solutions

    Oils and fats have varying temperature, pressure, viscosity and flow rate characteristics which require different pumping technologies.

    03 February 2023
  • Rapeseed

    Global rapeseed production today stands at some 70M tonnes, with the crop enjoying a price premium above other oil crops. However, pest and disease control and climate change are some of the challenges facing producers

    10 November 2020
  • Rendering - focus on screw press

    Suppliers of rendering equipment are focusing on energy efficient plants which meet current safety standards, while yielding the highest amount of raw materials, with the screw press being a central element in the rendering process

    28 June 2022
  • Rendering and pet food

    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

    18 June 2018
  • Rendering process

    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

    15 April 2019
  • Rice bran oil

    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

    01 January 2014
  • Safflower

    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

    31 October 2014
  • Shea butter

    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

    30 September 2015
  • Shipping, transport and tank cleaning regulations

    The safe transport of oils and fats is governed by the regulations of both international and national organisations, as well as industry bodies, and include the proper cleaning of tanks

    28 June 2022