Standards: Conform to European Standard TS 888, British Standard BS 684, European Norm CEN/TC 307, International Standard Organization ISO/TC 34/SC11, International Food Standards of United Nations, FAO Codex Alimentarius CODEX STAN 210-1999 Standard for Named Vegetable Oils or Standard of production country.
Quality: Fit for human consumption, free from foreign matter, any other oil or animal fats.
Color (51/4 Lovibond): Yellow 30, Red 3 maximum, light yellow, clear and transparent.
Odor: Neutral odor, without an artificial odor additive.
Corn oil (maize oil) is oil extracted from the germ of corn (maize). Its main use is in cooking, where its high smoke point makes refined corn oil a valuable frying oil. It is also a key ingredient in some margarines.
Corn oil is also a feedstock used for biodiesel. Other industrial uses for corn oil include soap, salve, paint, rustproofing for metal surfaces, inks, textiles, nitroglycerin, and insecticides. It is sometimes used as a carrier for drug molecules in pharmaceutical preparations.