MCPD - CHRONECT workstation MCPD

Workstation MCPD

3-MCPD (3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol), 2-MCPD (2-monochloropropane-1,2-diol) and glycidyl esters are food processing contaminants formed during refining as reaction products of triacyl glycerols, phospholipids or glycerol and hydrochloric acid. The contaminants can occur in free form or in the form of fatty acids. 
Various health implications are reported with 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD and their esters which raise the need to control their levels in foods. In particular, palm oil naturally contains high levels of diglycerides and is for that reason prone to higher levels of 2- and 3-MCPD esters. The wide application of palm oil in the food industry, including baby food, and the EFSA set low maximum residue levels (MRL) demand a continuous control of food products for MCPD contaminations.

Advantages of the CHRONECT Workstation MCPD:

  • Automation of the standard methods: ISO 18363-1, ISO 18363-2,
    ISO 18363-3 and ISO 18363-4
  • High accuracy, high reproducibility, and high sample throughput
  • No carryover due to robotic tool change technology
  • Low blank values due to optimized workflow
  • Manufacturer-independent concept


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