British cereal companies, Weetabix, Kellogg's and Jordans have all taken steps to change to packaging that does not contain mineral oils, according a report from the BBC. The possible health threat from mineral oils - that come from inks and chemicals used in newspaper production - surfaced last year in the wake of the publication of a Swiss study.
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