• Oils and Fats Analysis: 26thDGF Proficiency Test 2020

    Organised by the German Society for Fat Science (DGF).

    32 parameters can be tested this year.

    Each laboratory may choose an individual set of parameters from the list below. The execution and the evaluation of the laboratory comparison test are carried out according to the internationally recognized recommendations "Proficiency Testing Of Laboratories" of Codex Alimentarius and ISO.

    List of parameters:

    - Hexane (extraction solvent mix)
    - 3-MCPD, 2-MCPD, Glycidylesters
    - Specific Gravity
    - Refractive Index
    - Acid Value (Free Fatty Acids)
    - Iodine Value
    - Peroxide Value
    - Anisidine Value
    - Total Polar components in used deep frying fats
    - Polymerised triacylglycerols in used deep frying fats
    - Butyric Acid
    - Phosphorus
    - Heavy Metals
    - Tocopherol composition, tocopherol content
    - Sterol composition, total sterol content
    - Triacylglycerol composition by GC
    - Stigmastadienes
    - Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
    - Vitamin E content
    - Fatty acid composition (C8-C24, including EPA, DPA and trans-isomers)
    - MCPD-Esters
    - Mineral Oil - Saturated Hydrocarbons and Mineral Oils Aromatic Hydrocarbons
    - Phthalates
    - Gardner-Colour Index
    - Lovibond Colour Index
    - UV Absorption K232, K270 (Olive Oil)
    - Pyropheophytine (Olive Oil)
    - Isomeric diacylglycerols (Olive Oil)
    - Methyl- and Ethylesters (Oilve Oil)
    - Identification of an oil or of the components in a blend
    - Identification and determination of antioxidants
    - Rancimate test (induction period)


    Vegetable Oil, Olive Oil and a Used Deep-Frying Oil. (150g each, can be doubled on request)

    Participation Fee:

    350 Euro + VAT
    (a reduced fee of 310 Euro applies for DGF corporate members).

    Double amount of samples: add 50 Euro

    Shipping of Samples:

    add 5 Euro for Germany, 20 Euro for Europe and 40 Euro for World)




    Registration: 03.06.2020
    Dispatch of samples: 15.07.2020
    Deadline of reports: 25.10.2020

    For further information please contact:
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft
    P.O. Box 90 04 40, 60486 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
    Phone +49 (0) 69- 7917 533, Fax +49 (0) 69- 7917 564
    E-Mail amoneit@dgfett.de
    (Scientific questions)
    Dr. Ludger Brühl (DGF division "Analysis, Quality and Product Safety")
    E-Mail: ludger.bruehl@mri.bund.de