Frequently asked questions
Is sustainable/Haze free Palm Oil a real thing? There is no such thing!
RSPO-certified palm oil can be deemed "haze-free", as its production follows the NDPE standards of RSPO that are holistically implemented across the supply chain, which also ensures that no fire-causing slash-and-burn practices are employed. This then leads to reduced to zero chances of transboundary haze!
Haze free Palm Oil, SPO, RSPO Certified Palm Oil, Certified SPO. So many names. Do they refer to the same thing?
Yes they generally refer to palm oil that is produced with no burning and NDPE. Certified SPO means that it goes through an auditing process based on the principles and criteria set by a certification association.
Common ones in our region are MSPO, ISPO, and RSPO.
To be sure, look out for labels from the RSPO that are on your products or ask your supplier if their product is RSPO certified.
RSPO is internationally recognised & covers the supply chain holistically from upstream producers to food service providers downstream.
RSPO is also one of the few certification associations that have criteria that restricts new development on peatland and has best management practices stipulated for its certified members.
Haze-Free Palm Oil is very expensive
Boycott Palm Oil
Cultivation of Palm Oil is the main cause of deforestation in Southeast Asia
Palm Oil is very bad for your health because it contains a lot of saturated fats
Palm Oil is only found in cooking oil
Using a different Palm Oil - Based cooking oil affects the quality & taste of the food
It does not affect the quality & taste of the food, as long as the cooking temperature, frying time, amount of times the oil is re-used, sufficient cleaning of equipment, is properly managed.
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