MVO Standard Specifications (Garantiewaarden), version 2, 14 January 2021

The MVO standard specifications for refined vegetable and marine oils excluding olive oil of the chain organization MVO provide information on the quality and safety parameters of refined oils and fats to buyers of these oils and fats.

The specifications for refined vegetable and marine oils excluding olive oil of MVO – the Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry provide information on the quality and safety parameters of refined oils and fats to buyers of these oils and fats. They include:

  • legal limits for contaminants in edible oils and fats products (with food destination);
  • limits in Codex Alimentarius standards;
  • MVO guaranteed values for quality and food safety parameters which are not legally regulated;
  • recommended methods of analysis for the parameters mentioned.

These values apply unless otherwise agreed in additional documents between supplier and buyer. 



1) Metals: this applies to hydrogenated refined fats and oils

2) For complete overview of relevant products and exemptions/additional requirements we refer to the applicable Regulation (e.g. blends)

 

 

Pesticide residues


According to EC Regulation No. 396/2005, European Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for processed products like oils and fats should be derived from the European MRLs for raw agricultural products.
Concentration or dilution caused by processing must be taken into account. European MRLs for raw agricultural products can be found in the EU MRL database

The reference method of pesticide analysis is a multi-residue screening method by GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS.


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Last modified: January 19, 2021 16:43