Mineral oils and heavy metals in dark chocolate

Danish consumer council finds cadmium, lead, mineral oils, polyaromatic hydrocarbons in dark chocolate; 5 of 12 tested brands with elevated levels

Conference on NIAS and mineral oils

Italian Institute of Packaging to host conference on NIAS and mineral oils in food contact materials on March 28-29, 2018 in Munich

FPF speaker spotlight: Jean-Pierre Cravedi

Dr. Jean-Pierre Cravedi of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research presents scientific results on mineral oils accumulating in body tissues and organs at Food Packaging Forum’s 2017 Workshop

BfR informs about mineral oil migration

German risk assessment institute answers frequently asked questions about mineral oil migration from cardboard food packaging, recommends using virgin fibers, mineral-oil-free printing inks, functional barriers

BfR forum on mineral oils

German Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) invites to forum on mineral oils; addresses analytical methods, toxicology, risk assessment and regulation of mineral oils

FPF Workshop 2017: Toxicological assessments and migration testing

Experts from academia, food industry and authorities present scientific and practical challenges in toxicological assessments and migration measurements

FPF webinar on mineral oils: Proceedings online

Food Packaging Forum held webinar on mineral oils in food contact materials on June 30, 2017; presentation slides and summary now available

New FPF dossier: Mineral oil hydrocarbons

Summary article and FPF dossier on mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs) provide information on the presence of MOHs in food contact materials and food, analytical and regulatory challenges, as well as technical solutions

Mineral oil hydrocarbons

Mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs) are commonly measured in food and human tissues; food contact materials present an important source of MOHs; toxic properties and bioaccumulation potential of MOHs reason for concern

Mineral oil hydrocarbons

Mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs) are used during the production of many different food contact materials, but they are also frequent contaminants in packaging made of recycled paper and board. Migration studies revealed that food is regularly contaminated with mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH), the two main groups of MOHs. Biomonitoring experiments also detected high levels in different human tissues.