Food may be often contaminated with mineral oils or plastics which may enter the food commodity either during processing, packaging or transport. The major contamination can be through Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MOAH), Mineral Oil Saturated Hydrocarbons (MOSH), Polyolefinic Oligomeric Saturated Hydrocarbons (POSH), causing toxic effects. The foods with large surface area like rice, flour, cocoa, coffee etc., and dry fruits are likely to be impacted most. Oils are also susceptible to contamination owing to their lipophilic properties.
Though many regulatory bodies define a specific migration limit for MOAH, MOSH and POSH; it is often challenging for the manufacturers as well as the distributors to identify the source and point of contamination. At VIMTA, we have close to four decades of experience in conducting analysis of mineral oils in various food matrices. We also offer separate quantification of MOAH, MOSH and POSH along with their qualitative characterization. Our state of the art instrumentation and robust analytical methods ensure accuracy of test results every time.