German ministry proposes regulation of mineral oils in food contact materials, receives criticism from German paper and board industry
Swiss researchers compare mineral oil, phthalate and UV initiator migration across different barrier materials
FPF reports on new European study showing that inner bags can reduce overall migration, depending on material used
Swiss and Italian researchers publish new study comparing the effect of different testing and storage conditions on migration behavior of MOSH, MOAH and DIPN from paperboard into non-fatty dry foodstuffs. Observed levels of migration were in the part per million (ppm) range (mg/kg food). Migration levels were highest for egg pasta packaged in paperboard and enclosed in an outer polypropylene bag.
New study of mineral oil and diisopropyl naphthalene migration from paper and board under different storage conditions, storage durations and temperatures
A German Consumer Protection Agency measures mineral oils at levels higher than 10mg/kg in chocolate from advent calendars and finds some to be contaminated with aromatic mineral oils
In an opinion published in June EFSA concludes that there might be a need of reconsideration of Acceptable Daily Intakes (ADIs) of some Mineral Oil ‘saturated’ Hydrocarbons (MOSHs)