MALAYSIAN PALM OIL BOARD

    MPOB QUALITY GUILDELINES 

 

ENFORCEMENT OF QUALITY CONTROL PRACTICES

  Regulation and Monitoring

ENFORCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

  Inspection of Surveyors

  Inspection of Palm Oil Installations and Its Facilities At The Ports

  Inspection of Laboratories

 

ENFORCEMENT OF QUALITY CONTROL PRACTICES    

Regulation and Monitoring

Given the legislation and the tools to implement them, it is therefore imperative for MPOB ensure that practices towards producing good quality oil palm products are promoted and good quality control activities are observed in all sectors of the industry. MPOB  enforces the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (Quality) Regulations 2005 that provide for quality control practices of oil palm products  in the local trade and export:

  • It prohibits the act of contamination of any oil palm product with any undesirable matter or any foreign matter detrimental to the quality of the oil palm product.
  • In the case of export, the regulations provide that all exporters must declare the contractual quality specifications in the MPOB Q1 - form..
  • From the monthly quality statement MPOB (El) MF 4A sent to MPOB , analysis is then made to identify mills that are producing poor quality crude palm oil and palm kernels.  Mills identified of this nature is given reminders or warnings to enhance their quality control process so that their products meet the stringent standard as required by the trade.
  • MPOB  Authorised Officers will conduct follow-up visits to the mills to check their quality records of production and take samples of the crude palm oil and palm kernels for quality verification as required under the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (Quality) Regulations 2005. Mills that fail to take corrective actions and instead, continue to produce crude palm oil and palm kernels that do not conform to stringent standard trade specifications, enforcement actions will be taken stern action against them.
  • MPOB Authorised Officers at the various regional levels will also actively monitor the activity of sludge oil traders to ensure that they do not indulge any of unhealthy practices of adulterating palm oil with sludge oil or other foreign materials or substances .
  • Road blocks are regularly carried out by MPOB to check on palm oil tankers. The inspection is to ensure that the hatch covers, outlet valves and the seals are still in tact..
  • The MPOB L3 as required under MPOB licensing regulations for such movements will also be inspected.
  • Regular surveillance is also conducted to identify, locate and ambush illegal storage premises used for unauthorized siphoning of palm oil from lorry tankers. Illegal storage premises were raided and disabled.

ENFORCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES   

  Inspection of Surveyors

  • MPOB's Authorised Officers regularly check on surveyors to ensure that the records and documentation of survey carried out are properly maintained and the reports issued fulfill the contractual requirements of the buyers/sellers.
  • The monthly statement MPOB (EL) UK4 will be submitted to MPOB on the quality and quantity of palm oil products surveyed is also verified.
  • MPOB's Authorised Officers at the various port stations will also observe/check on the surveyors during their job, so as ensure that they strictly follow the requirements stipulated by MPOB.

 

Inspection of Palm Oil Installations and its Facilities At The Ports

  • Checking the condition of facilities and the handling and storage activities. i.e. physical inspection of tanks and tank coatings The heating coils, pipelines and pumps are checked so that they are in proper working conditions and that they do not consist of any material made of copper or copper alloy  which is detrimental to the quality of palm oil exported.
  • Check the records of oil temperature in the tanks so as to ensure that proper heating procedures are strictly applied during and prior to discharge of the oil from the tanks.

 

Inspection of Laboratories

  • The checking of reports of analysis issued for palm oil products.
  • The monthly quality statement MPOB (EL) LB4 as submitted to  MPOB is also  verified for its accuracy.
  • Collaborative test on methods of testing has been organized jointly  with MPOB and FOSFA with the purpose of achieving consistency  in the various test methods employed.
  • Licensees found not practicing quality practice in their activities or  not conforming to the recommended quality practices are advised to do so. Those found to have contravened any conditions of the licensing regulation enforcement actions will be taken against them.