THE EUROPEAN Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has called for in depth analysis of the health effects of using edible rice-bran oil or palm oil to soften jute and sisal for bags batching foodstuffs. The aim would be replacing mineral oils, which can in high quantities leach into food, affecting taste.

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