Contamination by mineral oil residues can have a variety of causes
Already during the cultivation and harvesting of plants, inputs into the product can occur through pesticides or harvesting machinery. These can add up over the processing chain right through to packaging. Early analysis during logistics and processing can help to identify sources of contamination at an early stage, optimize processes quickly and reliably, and avoid costs resulting from the further processing of unsuitable raw materials. With our rush analytics, this can be done in just a few hours, enabling us to respond to the industry's special requirements in terms of speed and time-to-market.
Our competence in MOSH/MOAH analysis
We are the leading laboratory in Germany in the development and performance of MOSH/MOAH analysis. Already in 2011, we developed this, in close collaboration with Konrad Grob and his staff at the Zurich Cantonal Laboratory. Within the Mérieux NutriScience group, we are now the leading international reference laboratory for mineral oil analysis. A competence that we continuously develop through participation in interlaboratory comparisons and international projects. Our analytics are based on the guidelines of the BfR as well as the 2019 guidance document on analytics within the framework of the European mineral oil monitoring in food and food contact materials of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.