Webinar: Mineral Oil in Recycled Paper and Board Packaging

Smithers Pira looks at the possibility of mineral oil contamination from recycled packaging, and the EFSA opinion on this issue.

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Webinar first ran: Wednesday 24 October 2012.


There has been considerable media coverage recently surrounding potentially harmful mineral oils entering food products from recycled paper and board. In June 2012 The European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) published a scientific opinion on Mineral Oil Hydrocarbons in food. 

The discussion focuses on:

  • Background: mineral oil contamination of food packed in recycled paperboard packaging
  • EFSA scientific opinion on Mineral Oil Hydrocarbons in food
  • Consequences of the EFSA opinion
  • Q&A session

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