Petroleum

EFSA: Highest mineral oil exposure in bread and rolls

EFSA: Highest mineral oil exposure in bread and rolls

By Oliver Nieburg

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found the highest levels of exposure to mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH), a possible health hazard, in bread and rolls in an opinion issued yesterday.

Nano-catalyst unblocks three-decade old bottleneck

Nano-catalyst key to solving 30-year-old bioplastic riddle

By Rory Harrington

The development of a new nano-catalyst could be the biggest breakthrough in more than three decades in the quest to commercialise a process to create plastics from organic biomass that can be used in food packaging, said a leading researcher in the project.