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AACC International Approved Methods -AACC Method 64-40.01. Sampling of Fats and Shortenings

AACC International Approved Methods

Sampling

AACCI Method 64-40.01
Sampling of Fats and Shortenings

VIEW METHOD

Objective
Composite samples are of very limited utility in determining the acceptability of fat materials. Sampling techniques must be altered or adapted to suit the type of fat and container in question. Plastic fats are subject to damage in shipment due to overheating, which will be most pronounced near the surfaces of the package. It is in this same area that damage to contents due to contamination is found. It is, therefore, imperative that samples of plastic or solid fats be taken such that there is reasonable certainty concerning the representative value of sample. This sampling procedure is applicable to animal and vegetable fats and to crude and refined vegetable oils.