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The reliability of MOSH/MOAH data: a comment on a recently published article
- Stefanka Bratinova, Eddo Hoekstra, Hendrik Emons, Christoph Hutzler, Oliver Kappenstein, Maurus Biedermann, Gregor McCombie
- Journal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit 2020 v.15 no.3 pp. 285-287
- food matrix, foods, hydrocarbons, journals, materials, mineral oil, testing
- In this article, we analyse recently published material by Koster et al. (Food Addit Contam Part A, https://doi.org/10.1080/19440049.2019.1678770 , 2019) entitled “Mineral Oil Hydrocarbons in Foods: Is the Data Reliable?”. Koster et al. claim to have traced the reasons for laboratory failures to “deliver robust and reliable test results” for the analysis of MOSH/MOAH in some food matrices, however, a careful review revealed that this publication falls short in considering several aspects of assessing the reliability and comparability of analytical data produced by different laboratories.