The peer-reviewed journal Food Control published on January 27, 2014 an article on “Plasticizer residues by HRGC–MS in espresso coffees from capsules, pods and moka [sic] pots” evaluating plasticizer chemicals migrating into coffee. Giuseppa Di Bella and colleagues from the Università di Messina, Italy evaluated plasticizer content in coffee powder and coffee prepared by various coffee systems like “espresso”, pods and capsules. For comparison the migration of plasticizers from rubber sealing rings of mocha coffee pots was analyzed. In none of the various systems concentrations exceeding European Union regulatory limits were measured. This indicates that the burden of plasticizers arising from coffee is not considered worrisome under current European regulation.

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FPF report: Plasticizer contents evaluated in coffee powder and coffee