Migration of mineral oil from printed paperboard into dry foods: survey of the German market

@article{Vollmer2011MigrationOM,
  title={Migration of mineral oil from printed paperboard into dry foods: survey of the German market},
  author={Antje Vollmer and Maurus Biedermann and Florian Grundb{\"o}ck and Jan-Erik Ingenhoff and Sandra Biedermann-Brem and Werner Altkofer and Koni Grob},
  journal={European Food Research and Technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={232},
  pages={175-182}
}
From the German market, 119 samples of dry food were analyzed for the migration of mineral oil. The products selected were packed in paperboard boxes and intended for storage for extended periods of time at ambient temperature. The 0.6 mg/kg limit for mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) derived from the WHO/JECFA evaluation was frequently exceeded by a factor of 10–100. Typically, 10–20% of the migrating mineral oil consisted of aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH). Most samples were merely 2–3… CONTINUE READING

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