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Scientist > Julia Schnapka

Julia Schnapka

is a state-certified food chemist. She studied food chemistry at the University of Wuppertal, completing the practical part of her professional training in 2013. Following this, she then commenced her research work at LCI, focusing on the analysis of MOSH/MOAH in confectionery and savory products using methods such as GCxGC-TOF.

Contact: laborundmore@succidia.de

MOSH/MOAH food contamination

Focus on mineral oil residues - von Prof. Dr. Reinhard Matissek, Dr. Marion Raters, Anna Dingel, Julia Schnapka

Mineral oils are almost universally present in our environment. Their constituents can infiltrate foods of both plant and animal origin in many different ways. From the perspective of their chemical structure, the main compounds of interest are mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and – to a proportionally lesser extent – mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH).