Reports

foodwatch: Toxic Mineral Oil in Food

For the third time since 2015, foodwatch has commissioned laboratory tests to examine staple foods on mineral oil. The results show that everyday foods are still contaminated with harmful mineral oil hydrocarbons and in some cases even to a considerable high extent. Of the products tested this year and bought in France, Germany, the Netherlands, foodwatch: Toxic Mineral Oil in Food

Healthcare Without Harm: Sustainable Food Contact Materials

In our latest publication, Sustainable food contact materials in the European healthcare sector, we have gathered information on the health and environmental risks of commonly used FCMs, including plastics, paper, board, and bio-based materials. We also assess the regulatory shortcomings that enable these risks, and provide recommendations for healthcare food services and policy makers to reduce them.

Arnika/CHEM Trust/HEAL: Throwaway Packaging, Forever Chemicals

This report is based on a European study, carried out by 8 civil society organisations, into the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in paper, board and moulded plant fibre disposable food packaging and tableware, sold in six European countries

HEAL: Turning the Plastic Tide

Toxic substances are at the root of plastics production and processing, and they represent an essential barrier to the sustainable transition that the world urgently needs. The problem of plastics is the problem of chemical safety.

foodwatch: International test of various canned baby milk products for their content of mineral oil hydrocarbons

Tests have found baby milk products contaminated with harmful mineral oil. foodwatch has tested infant milk on sale in France, the Netherlands and Germany in several laboratories. Products from Nestlé, Danone, Novalac, Neolac, Hero Baby and Nutrilon have been found to contain aromatic mineral oil components which are suspected of causing cancer. foodwatch calls on the foodwatch: International test of various canned baby milk products for their content of mineral oil hydrocarbons