Fatty Acids in Edible Oil Quality Control Material

Test Material

Product Code




Vegetable Oil


Saturates, Mono-unsaturates, Poly-unsaturates

Approx. Size

30 ml

Validity Date


Fat is an essential part of the human diet, supplying nutritional components that the body needs in order to function. Too much fat in the diet, especially of nutritionally undesirable forms, can give rise to health problems. Hence, fat is subject to labelling requirements on food products and analyses are targeted towards this compliance.

Some fatty acids have promoted health properties, such omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from oil-rich fish. Fapas fats and oils test materials also include quality parameters for premium oils, especially olive oil.

As such the ability to identify a basic fatty acid profile of saturates, mono-unsaturates and poly-unsaturates within foodstuffs is essential to provide quality insights into the composition of tested foodstuffs, and therefore highlight any potential food contamination or adulteration.

Quality control is essential to building a successful business that delivers products that meet or exceed customers’ expectations. It also forms the basis of an efficient business that minimises waste and operates at high levels of productivity. Using our proficiency testing scheme will allow your laboratory to gain and maintain ISO/17025 accreditation.  We have been an accredited provider for over 25 years with an extensive range of proficiency tests available all year round with rigorous statistical feedback and comprehensive reporting with method and trend comparisons reported over many years.