The “Toolbox for preventing the transfer of undesired mineral oil hydrocarbons into food” provides an overview of the routes of entry of mineral oil hydrocarbons – both those currently known and thought of as potential routes of entry (as per 2017). Based on this information, every individual company can then review its own processes and devise appropriate product-related measures for the reduction of contamination.
The industry is committed to reducing the transfer and the occurrence of undesired mineral oil hydrocarbons in food. As evidenced from several product tests and examinations, measures applied have so far yielded tangible results.
The prerequisites for an effective prevention are process analyses, the scale-up of findings and their strict application at industrial level.
This toolbox intends to summarise background information and provide practical support in decision-making.