ICC QUALITY STANDARD

CRUDE COCONUT OIL

1.

Scope

 

This Standard applies for Crude Coconut Oil.

2.

References

 

·        SNI (Indonesia National Standard) 01-2902-1992

·        IS (Indian Standard) 542:1968

·        PNS (Philippine National Standard)/BAFPS

·        MS (Malaysian Standard) 239:1987

·        TIS (Thailand Coconut Industrial Standard) 203-1977

3.

Definition

 

Crude coconut oil is the product obtained by expression and/or solvent extraction from dried kernel (copra) of the coconut (Cocos nucifera L.), and is free from admixture with other oils and fats. It is clear and free from rancidity, adulterants including mineral oil, sediment, suspended and other foreign matter and separated water.

4.

Essential Composition and Quality Factors of Crude Coconut Oil

 

Parameter

Specification

 

 

Moisture & Impurities (%)

Max 0.5

 

 

Free Fatty Acid (%)

Max 4

 

 

Color

4 – 12 Red

 

 

Iodine Value (Wijs)

7.5 – 10.5

 

 

Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil sample)

250 – 264

 

5.

Food Additives

 

None permitted

6.

Hygiene

 

It is recommended that the product covered by the provisions of this standard shall be in accor-dance with the appropriate sections of the General Principles of Food Hygiene recommended by the CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC/RCP 1-1969, Rev. 4-2003).

7.

Labelling and Packaging

 

It is recommended that the process of labelling and packaging of the product covered by the provisions of this standard shall be in accordance with the appropriate sections of the General Standard for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (CODEX STAN 1 – 1985, Rev. 6 - 2008).