Analytical and Quality Development Unit

Analytical and Quality Development Unit provides the latest analytical techniques and methods validation on key quality parameters for palm oil products. In addition, the unit is also responsible for setting up the maximum residues limit for potential contaminants in oil palm industry.
With the emergence of new food safety challenges and issues, this unit is responsible to ensure the quality and safety of palm oil products which help to create a safer global food supply chain.
Advancements in technologies and analytical methods to ensure the quality of palm oil have allowed MPOB to meet international requirements and consumers’ expectations worldwide. Going forward, this unit will continue to play an essential role in MPOB’s efforts to enhance the quality and safety of our golden crop.

Our Facilities

Quality Laboratories

  • Quality and characteristic parameters of palm oil products: IV, PV, FFA, colour, DOBI etc.
  • Trace metal analysis
  • Mycotoxins analysis

Chemical Contaminants Laboratories

  • Dioxin analysis
  • 3-MCPD and related compounds analysis
  • Pesticle residues and other chemical contaminants screening and quantification

Crystallization & Physical Laboratories

  • Imaging analysis: Polarized light microscopy for palm oil crystallization research
  • Crystallization: Focused-beam reflectance measurement for crystal size distribution studies
  • Physical characteristics: DSC for thermal analysis; XRD for crystal polymorphism; Pulsed-NMR for solid fat content, Rheometer for rheological characteristics; Texture analyser for texture analysis.




Meet The Team

Dr. Yeoh Chee Beng

Senior Research Officer

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Raznim Arni Abd Razak

Senior Research Officer

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Norizah Halim

Senior Research Officer

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Abdul Niefaizal Abd Hammid

Senior Research Officer

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Najwa Sulaiman

Research Officer

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Saw Mei Huey

Research Officer

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Dr. Maznah Zainol

Research Officer

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Farah Khuwailah

Research Officer

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Siti Hazirah Mohamad Fauzi

Research Officer

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