Overdue for many years? Calls for zero tolerance on mineral oil hydrocarbons in food as EFSA launches public consultation after ‘possible health concerns’

Mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) comprise a wide range of chemical compounds obtained mainly from petroleum distillation and refining. They are categorised into two main groups referred to as MOSH and MOAH. “For MOSH, adverse effects on the liver were observed in a specific strain of rat, but the evidence suggests that these effects are not relevant for humans. Therefore, we

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