• March 23, 2022
  • EFSA

EFSA | Safety assessment of 2-methyloxolane as a food extraction solvent

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The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) assessed the safety of 2‐methyloxolane as an extraction solvent under the intended conditions of use and the maximum residue limits (MRLs) proposed by the applicant. 2‐Methyloxolane is intended to be used in processes currently applying hexane for oil and protein extraction from plant sources or for extraction of food additives.

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