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Food sold in recycled cardboard packaging 'poses risk'

Leading food manufacturers are changing their packaging because of health concerns about boxes made from recycled cardboard, the BBC has learned.

Researchers found toxic chemicals from recycled newspapers have contaminated food sold in many cardboard cartons.

The chemicals, known as mineral oils, come from printing inks.

Nick Higham reports.

  • 08 Mar 2011
  • From the section UK