Refine edible oils


Refine edible oils to make them suitable for human consumption. Remove impurities and toxic substances performing processes such as bleaching, deodorisation and cooling.

Alternative labels

distil edible oils
filter edible oils
refine an edible oil
refine edible oil
cleanse edible oils
clarify edible oils

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Refine edible oils is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Blending plant operator: Blending plant operators control equipment to weigh and mix vegetable oils used in products such as salad oil and margarines. They tend pump oils to perform the blending according to specific formulas. They draw off samples of mixed oil to examine its texture and colour and based on that make adjustments to blending processes.
Oilseed presser: Oilseed pressers operate hydraulic presses that extracts oil from oilseed.
Fat-purification worker: Fat-purification workers operate acidulation tanks and equipment that help with the separation of undesirable components from oils.

Optional skill

Refine edible oils is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Centrifuge operator: Centrifuge operators tend centrifugal machines that separate impurities from food materials aimed to be further processed as to achieve finished foodstuffs.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022