Product Quality and Safety

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We adhere to our strict policies on product quality and safety.

Sime Darby Oils (SDO) products are sold directly to renowned fast moving consumer goods companies (FMCGs) and traders, processors, and other food and manufacturing businesses worldwide. Providing superior products and maintaining the highest quality and safety standards have made us a trusted partner to all our customers.

We adhere to our strict policies on product quality and safety. Our products undergo rigorous and robust checks in line with relevant national standards and recognised certifications such as FSSC 22000, the BRCGS Global Food Safety Standard, ISO 22000, Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP), Halal, Kosher, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Three of our mills are also certified against the HACCP system (MS1480).

We take consumers’ health concerns about edible oils and fats seriously and continually stay abreast of emerging issues. We recognise that potentially harmful contaminants such as 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPD), glycidyl esters (GE), and mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) can form due to various factors in the production chain. Therefore, we strive to meet the most stringent requirements to ensure our premium quality oil is low in free fatty acids, 3-MCPD, and GE contaminants. Our products meet contaminant thresholds for vegetable oils and fats established in the European Food Safety Association (EFSA) regulations released in 2021. Whilst there are no current regulations on MOH thresholds, we track MOH levels and strive to keep them low.

As an integrated business, we use various approaches from plantation to refinery, such as double refining and post-stripping technology, to mitigate all potential contaminants by identifying and stopping positive entry routes and implementing processes that remove contaminants and their precursors. We also work closely with suppliers to support them in meeting the requirements of our customers.