Mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) are increasingly becoming a topic of concern for food and food contact material operators in the European Union. Following a report by an NGO, the European Commission and Member States (through the SCoPAFF committee) issued a statement in April 2022, defining non-legally binding thresholds for MOAH in food products. A … NLR: MOAH in Food: New October Statement Poses Broader Issues for Operators in the Food and Food Contact Materials Supply Chain in EU
Under pressure from consumer organisation foodwatch, the European Commission has established limits for the presence of MOAH in food products.
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
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