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Summertime is barbecue time

grilled sausages bilacon
Jun 27, 2022
3 min. read

Summer is finally here and, in the gardens, in parks and on balconies people are grilling. And on most of the grills one thing cannot be missing: Grilled sausages. These consist of pork, which is enclosed in a natural or artificial casing. Grill sausages, or also called bratwurst, are intended for consumption in a roasted or grilled state.


Mineral oil components do not belong on the grill!

Ökotest had 19 different grilled sausages analyzed and discovered the mineral oil components MOSH & MOAH in 12 samples. MOAH are aromatic hydrocarbon compounds that can have a carcinogenic effect. MOSH is a compound of saturated hydrocarbons that can be deposited in organs. Various routes of entry into the grilled sausages are possible, such as via lubricants on the machines in production, or through the sausage casing and seasonings.

Currently, there are no legal limits for the content of mineral oil components in food, but the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is currently working on a corresponding regulation.


Hygiene in production is the be-all and end-all!

To ensure that products do not pose a health risk to consumers, it is important to maintain hygiene and the correct temperatures during production, transport and storage.

In the case of one tested product, the guideline values for sulfite-reducing clostridia were exceeded, which does not represent a health hazard, but nevertheless indicates problems in production.


bilacon tests your sausages before they land on the grill

To ensure that consumers can enjoy a carefree summer with qualitatively impeccable and safe grilled sausages, bilacon supports you with laboratory analysis. We test your products for MOSH/MOAH and microbiological safety.

In addition, we offer the complete range of analyses for grilled sausages including quality checks according to the guidelines for meat and meat products, histological analyses and sensory testing.


Source: Ökotest

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