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The design and results of an interlaboratory exercise for the certification of the cholesterol mass fraction in three edible oils and fats reference materials within the EU Measurements and Testing programme are described. The certified cholesterol contents are 2.5 +/- 0.5, 133.6 +/- 4.7 and 274.7 +/- 9.0 mg of cholesterol per 100 grams for CRM 162 (soya-maize oil blend), CRM 163 (a pig and beef fat blend) and CRM 164 (anhydrous milk-fat), respectively. Phytosterols (beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol and campesterol) added as markers to milk-fat not destined for manufacturing butter have also been certified at 52.9 +/- 4.0, 20.3 +/- 0.6 and 35.6 +/- 1.3 mg per 100 grams of fat, respectively. Indicative values for the sterol content of CRM 162 are also presented.

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Authors: LOGNAY G C, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of General and Organic Chemistry, Gembloux (BE);PEARSE J, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, Teddington (GB);POCKLINGTON D, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, Teddington (GB);BOENKE A, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);WAGSTAFFE P J, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);SCHURER B, Chemische Landesuntersuchungsanstalt Frieburg (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Analyst, Vol. 120 (1995) pp. 1831-1835
Record Number: 199511211 / Last updated on: 1995-10-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en