Primoris Webinar | Mineral Oil Analysis

Through this webinar we would like to provide you with a general overview of mineral oil and inform you of an upcoming change in legislation. As of 2023 Europe will be imposing harmonised limits of quantification (LOQs) for the presence of mineral oil in different food groups. The full EFSA risk assessment is expected to be published by the end of this year, but we would already like to walk you through this change already, to see how we can best support you.


  • Date: 12/12/2022 - 16:00 (Brussels - GMT+1)
  • Language: English
  • Free participation, registration required


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16:00 - 16:10

Hans Braeckman (Primoris Holding)

16:10 - 16:30
Mineral Oil and the analytical process

Annelies Van Heyst, PhD - Development Scientist (Primoris Belgium)

Annelies Van Heyst obtained the degree of Doctor of Sciences in 2021 with her manuscript “Challenges in the evaluation of mineral oil hydrocarbons in foodAs PhD researcher, she specialises in the complex matter of mineral oils and associated analytical methods and regulation. Her work resulted in several scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals and she participated in a training at the Bündesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) in Berlin where she gained insight in the analytical methods and interpretation of mineral oil data.

16:30 - 16:50
Recent and future developments of the EU legislation on mineral oil hydrocarbons in food
  • EFSA risk assessment: 2012 opinion and upcoming 2023 opinion
  • EU data collection/ monitoring recommendation
  • Analytical aspects including upcoming developments
  • Statement of the Member States on the presence of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in food


Veerle Vanheusden, PhD - Policy Officer (European Commission - Directorate General Health and Food Safety)

Veerle Vanheusden joined the European Commission in 2013, where she worked for 4 years as a policy officer in the Unit "Pesticides and Biocides" of the Directorate General for Health and Consumers. Since September 2017 she moved to the DG SANTE unit dealing with Food processing technologies and novel foods, where her main areas of activity are the EU policy and legislation on contaminants in food.

16:50 - 17:00
Q&A session

During the webinar you will be able to ask questions, that will be answered by our experts during this Q&A session.

Additional information

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