Lubricants: MOSH and MOAH - A laymen's explanation

In recent years many publications referred to "oil" found in food. The problem was associated to mineral oil and the terms MOSH and MOAH, and consequently considered as a threat to human health due to lack of background information.

MOAH was said to potentially cause cancer, while MOSH was linked to liver damage, thus leaving the consumer in uncertainty and causing serious commercial damage to the manufacturers of products such as cereals and chocolate.

However, a clear distinction has to be made between good and bad MOSH and MOAH which are explained in more detail in the following article authored by Andreas Adam of company Fragol, Chairman of the EHEDG Working Group Lubricants. Article download (pdf)