Ghee, vegetable

last updated : 2020/05/14
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
GHEE, Palm and soya oil, 1kg CH 1,39 1kg 1,4L Add

General information

Original ghee is a soft fat paste prepared out of milk cream.  It is comparable to melted butter.  The vegetable ghee we supply is a similar product made out of palm and soya bean oils.

The palm oil and palm olein used must originate from RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)-certified sources.

The product must be free from additives.

The product must not contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and be free from radioactive residues/elements. It cannot contain any substances originating from micro-organisms or any other poisonous or deleterious substances such as anti-nutritional factors, heavy metals, pesticide residues or toxins in amounts which may represent a hazard to health, in particular mineral oils. Analysis of microbiological, chemical contaminant, toxins, heavy metals and pesticide residues must certify the product is “fit for human consumption”. The supplier shall submit related Lab reports / Declarations.

Importation of food is always subject to acceptance from the national authorities, based on their national specifications; check these before purchasing.

Impact on the local, national, or regional market availability and prices should be carefully looked at before purchasing large quantities.


For all aspects of the product, unless described otherwise here below, the standard of Codex Alimentarius last edition applies, including the packaging.

Minimum quantity of product for laboratory testing is 1L, sample containers to be unbreakable material (no glass).

Specifications vary with national regulations.  Here below, we give our most commonly used specifications.

Refer to HQ when offered specifications different from our standard specifications.  It will need to be approved by a food specialist.


GHEE, vegetable

Oil content

85% palm oil, 10% palm olein, 5% canola

Moisture and volatile matter

0.1% max.

Melting point

36°C +/- 2°C max (as estimated by capillary tube method at complete fusion)



Unsaponifiable matter

1.3% max. by weight

Insoluble impurities

0.05% max.


The product shall have a neutral/bland taste, free from any abnormal flavour or odour. Upon melting, it shall be clear and free of any sediment

Free fatty acids calculated as oleic acid

0.1% max by weight

Peroxide value

5.0 meq max. O2/Kg


0.6% max KoH mg/gr oil

Trans fats

0.1% max

Vitamin A fortification

24 000 – 36 000 IU/Kg                       

Vitamin D fortification

2 400 – 3 600 IU/Kg                       


  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Salmonella


Absent in 1g sample

Absent in 25g sample

Heavy metals

- Nickel

- Lead

- Arsenic

- Iron

- Copper

Results to be provided by supplier for all raw materials used

0.5 ppm max.

0.1 ppm max.

0.1 ppm max.

1.5 ppm max.

0.1 ppm max.

Production date

Minimum 12 months from date of production


To be indicated


To be indicated


Primary packaging

In food grade PET (Polyethylene terephtalate) or metal bottles, hermetically sealed, of 4 to 5kg, according to the order.

Bottles to have caps with tamper-proof devices.

Impermeability: No leakage under the pressure of 6m-high stacking.

Impact tests to be carried out on multiple packs ready for supply.


Secondary packaging

Tins to be packed in cartons of 4 units.

The carton of double corrugation, export quality, to withstand stacking 6m high for 6 months without deterioration.

The sealing of the outer box is with glue or 50mm tape, capable of resisting a tropical climate (humidity and sunshine) for six months.  Tape overlaps of 10cm minimum.



Name of the product on tins and cartons.

Manufacture date on tins and cartons.

Expiry date on tins and cartons.

Manufacturer’s name and address on tins and cartons.


Minimum documentation required for quality assurance from the supplier.

To be established by an official body:

-                       Certificate of inspection

-                       Certificate of origin

-                       Health Certificate or Phytosanitary Certificate

-                       Weight and Quality Certificate

-                       Non-radioactivity Certificate

-                       Certificate stating whether GMOs may be included in the product

Other documentation needs to be provided according to the purchase agreement.


Latest update: 14/05/2020