• Oils and Fats Analysis: 27thDGF Proficiency Test 2021

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

    34 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 proficiency test are carried out according to the internationally recognized recommendations "Proficiency Testing Of Laboratories" of Codex Alimentarius and ISO.

    List of parameters:


    -Acid value (Free Fatty Acids)
    -Saponification Value
    -Peroxid value
    -Anisidine value
    -Iodine value
    -Di- and Polymerized Triacylglycerols
    (Parameter of interest: Di-, tri- and oligomeric triacylglycerols = Sum of dimeric, trimeric and oligomeric tricylglycerols)
    -Total polar compounds
    -Tocopherols (alpha- Tocopherol, beta-Tocopherol, gamma- Tocopherol and delta- Tocopherol, composition and amount)
    -Lovibond Colour Index (yellow and red, 5 1/4 inch)
    -CIELAB colour index
    -Gardner Colour Index
    -Smoke point


    -Butyric acid, quantitative
    -FAME composition
    -Triacylglycerol distribution (GC-FID)
    -Sterol composition and amount

    Olive oil and minor compounds:

    -Alkyl esters (Methyl esters (C16 and C18) and Ethyl esters (C16 and C18))
    -Pyropheophytin A
    -Isomeric Diglycerides
    -K-Values (UV Absorption K232, K270)


    -PAH (the most important four acc.to EFSA)
    -Mineral Oil Hydrocarbons
    -2-/3-MCPD/ Glycidol

    Physical properties:

    -Refractive Index (20 °C)
    -Density (20/20)
    -Rancimat (120 °C, 10 L/h)


    Sample A: vegetable oil mix
    Sample B: olive oil
    Sample C: used deep-frying oil
    (150g each, can be doubled on request)

    Participation Fee:

    370 Euro + VAT
    (a reduced fee of 330 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: 03.06.2021
    Dispatch of samples: 01.07.2021
    Deadline of reports: 30.09.2021

    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