We provide expert, one-stop inspection, testing and assurance services for all types of vegetable and animal oils, and fats cargoes.

Intertek tests and inspects edible vegetable and animal fats and oils. We put a one-stop solution at your disposal which provides reliable quality and quantity assurance as well as safety and traceability of any liquid cargo throughout the supply chain and as per latest FOSFA* standards. Our FOG and marine insurance administrators also deliver tailor-made risk management packages to a wide variety of oil and fat commodity traders.

Pre-shipment inspections

  • Identification of cargo for shipment
  • Sampling of tank farms/storage facilities

Loading and discharge supervision

  • Verification of cleanness of vessels and shore tanks
  • supervision of tank gauging
  • Sampling
  • Photographic reporting

Weighing and sampling

  • Verification of weight calculations
  • Composition of reference samples, sealing, retention

Laboratory testing

  • A complete offer of physical and chemical analyses
  • As per latest national and international standards and methods


  • Independent, trustworthy certification an quantity and quality
  • E-certificates as well as hard copies issued at any Intertek location worldwide

Risk management

Intertek is an Analyst member and a superintendent member of FOSFA*, the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association.

Contact our Oils and Fats team for more information.

Full Outturn Guarantee (FOG)

A shortfall in weight between loading and discharge can lead to financial losses, particularly with high-value cargo. While it’s not always possible to directly control those risks, Intertek can provide you with risk management services to minimise loss.

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