Detection of paraffin oil in milk using the HPTLC PRO System

15 Apr 2024

Contamination of food with mineral oil products is a significant concern for food safety. Mineral oils can enter food either intentionally or unintentionally as contaminants. For companies involved in milk processing, particular attention is given to detecting batches of milk that might be contaminated with mineral oil, especially paraffin oil. Paraffin oil is a clear, odorless, and colorless oil composed of saturated hydrocarbons. CAMAG demonstrates a simple and fast screening method for detecting the presence of paraffin oil adulteration in milk, and highlights HPTLC, which can separate multiple samples at once, as a suitable technique.