A British study by the Joint Food Safety and Standards Group found that 48 per cent of the samples of food from brand-named baby products contained ESBO levels of up to 105 milligrams per kilogram.
A statement from MAFF said: "The committees have concluded that although the findings do not indicate any immediate health risk, it would be prudent for action to be taken to reduce ESBO levels in baby foods packaged in glass jars.
The committees said that reducing ESBO levels should not be at the expense of anti-tampering packaging - which has reassured mothers about the safety of baby foods.
Dr Nigel Dickie, the nutritional consultant to baby food manufacturer Heinz, said that the study had shown its products to contain no ESBO, although it is used in their jars.
It also provides the ESBO information about turnover, shrinkage, sales, equipment utilization, and inventory obsolescence.
With respect to segregation of duties, the ESBO should always operate from this perspective- never give an individual the opportunity to commit a crime and the ability to cover it up.
Finally, two legal compliance areas exist for the ESBO which potentially expose the firm's cash flow to a negative impact.
The soybean oil is epoxidized with hydrogen peroxide which acts as the oxygen carrier and formic acid/acetic acid as the catalyst during the ESBO manufacturing process.
The ESBO market is projected to register high CAGR in the future due to its unique characteristics such as excellent heat & light stabilization, which makes it usable in high temperature ranges for rigid and flexible PVC compounds.
The ESBO market is in growth stage in countries such as China, India, the U.
Soybean oil phosphate ester polyols (SOPEP) from ESBO
with various epoxy values have been made and formulated in coatings.