Culprit behind the cream crackers' concern. What is 3-MCPD?

“You are what you eat”, or more appropriately, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are”, was written by a French lawyer Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Imagine to be consuming carcinogens on a daily basis without knowing, that will definitely put your health at imminent risk. Recently, we heard the earthshaking news on the high quantity of carcinogens, such as glycidol, acrylamide, and 3-MCPD, found in cream crackers. While further tests have confirmed the safety for human consumption, what really are these carcinogens, particularly 3-MCPD, and how can we detect it in our food? In this webinar, you will learn about what 3-MCPD is, and how you can detect it using a microwave reactor for a more rapid extraction process.


Topics covered:

  • What is 3-MCPD
  • Standard method of extraction
  • Use of microwave to help in speeding up the process of extraction

Dr. Wee Li Mah (English)
Wee Li Mah

Dr. Mah Wee Li obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Monash University Malaysia. His expertise is in microwave chemistry (organic synthesis) and medicinal properties evaluation (antimicrobial and anticancer properties). He joined Anton Paar Malaysia as the Technical Sales and Application Specialist for BU Analytical and Synthetic Chemistry, and Raman Technology.