Mineral Oil Ordinance passé as contaminant legislation sets MOAH limits, claims the PTS

BMEL demands regulation of contamination sources in individual legal fields

A publication of the European Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SC PAFF) on 21 April 2022 renders Germany’s planned national Mineral Oil Ordinance obsolete.

This is one of the conclusions arrived at by Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS), the research and service institute of the German paper industry, referring to the Standing Committee’s publication that set maximum concentration levels of aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in food in favour of a harmonized EU-wide assessment of these food contaminants. “This means that the regulation of MOAH as contaminants is de facto set. The regulation of MOAH from [...] paper containing recovered paper within a national mineral oil regulation, which is questionable in parts anyway, is now outdated and became redundant,” reports the PTS....

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