Determining MOSH and MOAH in vegetable fats and oils

13 July 2017

Consumers are exposed to a range of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) via food. Major sources are food packaging and additives, processing aids and lubricants. In June NEN-EN 16995:2017 was published for determining MOSH and MOAH with on-line HPLC-GC-FID analysis aromatic hydrocarbons (from C10 to C50) in vegetable fats and oils and foodstuff on basis of vegetable oils for which it has been interlaboratory validated, with online-HPLC-GC-FID [1], [2] and [3]. The method has been tested and according to the results of the interlaboratory studies, the method has been proven suitable for MOSH and MOAH mass concentrations each above 10 mg/kg (World Packaging Standardisation Newsletter, July 2017).
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