report no. 2/14

24 Jan 2014

CONCAWE organised a 2-day Mineral Oil Cross Industry Issues (MOCRINIS)Workshop in Bologna, Italy in September 2013. The objective of the Workshop wasto address topics that have arisen following the publication of results demonstratingthe presence of saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons in some foods. The Workshopwas attended by delegates from a range of industry sectors with an interest in theissue such as mineral oil producers, printing ink manufacturers, cardboard and paperpackaging industries as well as regulators from the European Union (EU) andindividual countries. The topics of measurement and characterisation, exposure to and toxicity ofhydrocarbons were discussed fully and openly and possible ways forward wereidentified. This report presents the proceedings of the MOCRINIS Workshop.