Securing Industry: Database can distinguish gutter oil from edible oil

Securing Industry: Database can distinguish gutter oil from edible oil. “Chinese researchers have established a ‘spectral database’ that can be used to determine counterfeit cooking oil and gutter oil, a new paper reveals. Writing in the journal Food Chemistry, the researchers said the emergence of gutter oils – used or waste cooking oil collected from sources such as restaurant fryers, grease traps, slaughterhouse waste and sewage from sewer drains and relabelled as normal edible oil – has the potential to cause health problems and there is growing concern over the practice.” I didn’t know the term gutter oil, and now that I do I’m really glad I’ve had breakfast already. here’s a story from The Star in Malaysia..