InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Referring to the official information from Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), the safe limit that European Union proposed to 3-MCPD would become the discussion in World Trade Organization (WTO), namely in the WTO Committee to the Sanitation and Phytosanitary Measurement or Sanitasi dan Pengukuran Fitosanitasi (Komite SPS).
But the CPOPC believed that every action that European Union adopts as the member of WTO must have prepared the principles in the WTO agreement about the implementation of Komite SPS so that it would not limit the trade.
Still based on the official information from CPOPC, the CPOPC declared their will to participate in the discussion about 3-MCPD in the Komite SPS after European Union officially told their will to WTO which proposed the maximal level, 2,5 ppm in palm oil / kg in the food or food material which is different from the lowest limit from 1,25 ppm that is proposed.
The way to differentiate the safe limit may be the different action. It is not the same with the principles of treatment nationally as long as it differentiates the oil which was produced in the domestic and the oil produced out of European Union.
CPOC supported the multilateral work in Codex Alimemtarius through the adoption of Practice Code to reduce Ester 3-Monochloropropane-1, 2-Diol (3-MCPD) and Glycidil Esters (GE) in the purified oil and products produced by purified oil.
“Codex Alimemtarius should be the platform which is discussed, developed, and accepted internationally about the maximal safety to 3-MCPD and GE,” CPOPC noted in the official statement to InfoSAWIT. (T2)
For more, please read InfoSAWIT, March 2020