Oilseeds, Nuts, Oils and Fats, FOSFA Analyst

Oilseeds, Nuts, Oils and Fats - FOSFA Analyst and FOSFA Superintendent

Alex Stewart Agriculture is an established and internationally recognized superintendent member of the Federation of Oils Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA), the Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM), the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA).

Our UKAS and CNAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratories in Liverpool and Shanghai perform all mandatory and many optional FOSFA contractual methods on commodities traded under terms of FOSFA International Contracts.

A. Norman Tate Laboratories, a founding member of FOSFA and part of the Alex Stewart Agriculture group of companies, provide all mandatory and optional FOSFA international contractual methods  by performing recognized classical wet chemistry analysis for an extensive range of oilseeds, including oilseed rape, nuts, oils, fats, tallow, render, mixed acid vegetable oils, soaps and waxes :-

  • Groundnut oil
  • Rape-seed oil
  • Soyabean oil
  • Palm oil
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Olive oil
  • Tallow/render
  • Rape-seed
  • Sunflowerseed
  • Linseed
  • Sunflowerseed oil
  • Corn oil
  • Palm Kernel oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Copra
  • Walnut
  • Sheanut
  • Fish oil
  • Lard
  • Glycerine


Alex Stewart Agriculture's FOSFA analysis of oils, fats and oilseeds laboratories in Argentina, Brazil, India, Peru, Ukraine and the U.K. provide fast accurate results and a comprehensive range of analytical services to the industry:-

  • Moisture
  • Impurities
  • Free fatty acids -FFA
  • Unsaponifiable matter
  • Density
  • Erucic Acid
  • Metal trace elements
  • Lovibond colour
  • Volatile matter
  • Flashpoint
  • Soap content


Alex Stewart Agriculture FOSFA approved cargo surveys and inspections, no matter where in the world your shipment is being transported.

FOSFA Cargo Surveys include:-

  • Quality control
  • Quantity verification / ullage survey
  • Supervision of loading and/or discharge
  • Sampling
  • Land tank inspection
  • Ship tank inspection
  • Container tank inspection
  • Loss prevention
  • Supervision of transfer to transport
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Certification
  • Consultancy

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