Migration of mineral oil from cardboard packaging for food: Identification of the hazards and assessment of the exposure of the Belgian population

Last updated on 9-4-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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Mineral oil can enter the food via different routes. In order to obtain more insights in the extent of the mineral oil food contamination problem in Belgium, an extensive market survey was conducted including a wide variety of matrices. As  saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) have a different toxicological profile, the two fractions were quantified separately using an online combination of liquid chromatography and gas chromatography with flame ionization detection (online LC-GC-FID). The detected MOSH and MOAH concentrations were then compared to the action …

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