Introduction of new limits for mineral oil residues in foodstuffs
The Committee of the EU Commission (Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF Committee)) has agreed to introduce new limits for mineral oil residues. Especially the aromatic mineral oils (MOAH) are suspected to be carcinogenic and mutagenic.
Current legislation previously only provided for limit values for infant formula and follow-on formula. After the organization foodwatch found questionable amounts of mineral oil residues in foodstuffs in December 2021 in the course of random sampling in five EU states, the mineral oil limits were adjusted at the meeting on April 21, 2022 as a result of the PAFF Committee's decision. The decision is immediately applicable, but not yet legally binding.
Have your products tested for mineral oil residues (MOSH/MOAH) and check now whether your food products comply with the updated MOSH/MOAH limits.
Additional information regarding the new MOSH / MOAH limits can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/food/system/files/2022-05/reg-com_toxic_20220421_sum.pdf
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