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September 28, 2020
The Food & Beverage industry was shaken up in 1997 when a consumer packaging expert found mineral oil in a vacuum-sealed sausage package. Hydrocarbons were present in the compressed air stream which entered the packaging equipment which then injected the lubricant into the food packaging.1 This event caused several countries to develop and enforce more stringent Food & Beverage processing, production, packaging and transportation guidelines. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)