Migration of mineral hydrocarbons into foods. 5. miscellaneous applications of mineral hydrocarbons in food contact materials

Jickells, Sue M., Nichol, Janet and Castle, Laurence (1994) Migration of mineral hydrocarbons into foods. 5. miscellaneous applications of mineral hydrocarbons in food contact materials. Food Additives and Contaminants, 11 (3). pp. 333-341. ISSN 0265-203X

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Abstract

Polystyrene and acrylonitrile/butadiene/styrenes (ABS) containers for individual serving portions (80 samples of milk, cream, butter, margarine and spreads) used in the catering industry were found to contain 1-4% mineral oil. Levels of mineral oil migrating into the foods were generally low (<5-15mg/kg) except in one instance where levels of 45-85 mg/kg were detected in a low fat spread, and this was attributed to mineral hydrocarbon transfer from an adhesive used in the lidding. Analysis of wine bottle corks (105 samples from 11 different countries) indicated that 50% had been treated with mineral wax or mineral oil, although in all cases mineral hydrocarbon contamination of the wine was <0.2 mg/1. Waxed paper discs sold for home-use for covering the surface of jams and preserves were found to be coated with 100 mg/dm2 of mineral hydrocarbons. However in experiments with a variety of jams and preserves levels of migration were not significant, ranging from 0.15 to 1.2 mg/kg.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: individual servings,jam covers,migration,mineral hydrocarbons,polystyrene,wax,wine corks
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 01:46
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 23:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62799
DOI: 10.1080/02652039409374232

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