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.

International food contact compliance conference

Italian Institute of Packaging holds 4th International Conference on Food Contact Compliance on September 20-22, 2017 in Baveno, Italy; program and registration now online

FPF webinar on mineral oils in FCMs

Registration now open for Food Packaging Forum webinar on mineral oils in food contact materials to be held on June 30, 2017

EU working group on FCMs: Meeting minutes

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses fluorinated substances in food packaging, supply chain survey, roadmap for evaluating FCM framework regulation, monitoring of mineral oils, Union Measure on printed FCMs

ANSES opinion: Mineral oils in paper and board FCMs

French food safety agency recommends reducing consumer exposure to mineral oils; suggests using MOAH-free printing inks, glues, additives, processing aids in paper and board food packaging but also printed media entering the recycling stream; proposes use of functional barriers

Chemicals in coatings of coffee to go cups

German TV program investigates composition of plastic inner coatings of coffee to go cups; finds samples to contain diisodecyl phthalate and long-chain hydrocarbons

FPF Workshop 2017: Program and registration online

Event program and registration for Food Packaging Forum’s annual workshop now online; live webcast available; register before September 28, 2017!

EU plastic converters discuss risk assessment of FCMs

Food Contact Plastics Seminar highlights NIAS, printing inks, provides regulatory updates

Dutch Food Safety Authority promises more openness

Dutch food safety authority makes risk assessment of Dutch waffles highly contaminated with mineral oils public; pledges more information access and transparency in future risk assessments