At IFFCO, we have always focused on high standards of quality and health. We are at the forefront of technology, development, and implementation. With the increasing consumer demand for healthier products, oil processing is also given high value. Lipids are one of the key sources of energy in human nutrition, especially during the first years of life for infants and toddlers, lipids are indispensable, influencing the brain, retina and other important neural tissue development. The selection of the dietary lipids is a critical point of the design of infant formulas including highly specialized oils blends with a very low level of processing contaminants such as 3-MCPDE (3-Monochloropropane-1,2-diol Esters), GE (Glycidyl esters) and mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOSH & MOHA) to meet the dietary guidelines and regulations.
EU and EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has set guidelines limiting the levels of 3-MCPDE and GE in food. The maximum GE allowed in vegetable oils & fats is 1 ppm. For 3-MCPDGE, the maximum allowed limit is said to be less than 2.5 ppm. At IFFCO, we have techniques to mitigate these components basis the levels needed.
IFFCO plants can supply Infant formula oils/ tailor made oil blends in compliance with the European standards or under specific customer requirements on contaminants using high quality raw materials, specially developed process conditions and protocols to ensure that quality and food safety meets the stringent demands of Infant formula.