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Mineral oil hydrocarbons in food – have your say on the draft!


EFSA experts provisionally concluded thatmineraloil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) do not pose a health concern. They also confirmed that some substances in the group known asmineraloil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) are a possible health concern. These are some of the conclusions of a ...


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Sniffing out carcinogens in foodstuffs

Andrea Hochegger, an analytical chemist at TU Graz, investigates whether foodstuffs can be tainted with harmful substances from packaging or during production


Andrea Hochegger’s current research focus is the question of contamination with mineral oil hydrocarbons. “We break up complex mixtures into MOSH and MOAH fractions,” Andrea explains. These are groups of chemical compounds found in mineral oil. MOSH stands for mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons ...


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The testing of sandwich spreads

25 spreads tested


Sandwich spread is one of the most diverse foods. This food supplies a wide flavour spectrum, with something available to all flavour pallets, which contributes to its popularity. 25 of the most popular sandwich spreads have recently been tested for additives, pesticides, pollutants, etc. with ...


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Residues in Food

International Fresenius Conference discussed contamination through furan, mineral oil residues and microplastics


The twelfth international Conference “Contaminants and Residues in Food”, staged by Akademie Fresenius on 9 and 10 April in Cologne/Germany, put the spotlight on current problems caused by contaminants and residues in food. The organiser was able to win the support of top-ranking experts from the ...


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