AFOA
American Fats & Oils Association
ARA
Australian Renderers Association
BLEACH
Colour reading expressed as yellow or red units.
FAC
Fat Analysis Committee - The test used for identifying product colour through comparison.
FFA
Free Fatty Acids - The percentage of fatty acids that have been split and are recorded as Oleic Acid. FFA is used as a key determinate for product quality; lower the FFA the better the product.
FOSFA
Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association Limited
INSOLUBLES
Those substances that cannot be dissolved.
M.I.U.
The total quantity of moisture, soluble and insoluble impurities and unsaponofiable matter contained in a fat.
M&I
Moisture and impurities.
SAPONIFIABLE MATTER
Those substances, which cannot be converted into a soap by the use of an alkali.
TITRE
The determinate of whether to product is a soft or hard product, and the temperature (in Deg C) at which point the Tallow becomes solid.