Effect of refining on the presence of mineral oil targeted aromatic hydrocarbons in coconut oil

17-01-23 | News

Published in Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A, 2023
" Investigation of the effect of refining on the presence of targeted mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons in coconut oil " - Authors: G. Bauwens, A. Cavaco Soares , F. Lacoste, D. Ribera, C. Blomsma, I. Berg, F. Campos, A. Coenradie, A. Creanga, R. Zwagerman, G. Purcaro

The objective of this work was to study the impact of coconut oil refining, in particular on the most toxicologically relevant fraction of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) contamination, namely the fraction composed of the three to seven aromatic rings.

A fully integrated platform including liquid chromatography (LC), full multidimensional gas chromatography (GC) (LC-GC × GC), and flame ionization detector (FID) was used to obtain a more detailed characterization of the distribution of MOAH subclasses. [...]