This chapter presents the different types of food contact/packaging materials (plastics, paper and cardboard, metals, glass, rubbers, lacquers and coatings) and discusses the EU legislation concerning the safety of using these materials. Case studies on the migration of lead, bisphenol A, bisphenol A diglycidylether (BADGE), VCM (monomer in PVC), plasticizers (phthalates), and isocyanates and their hydrolysis products from such materials into foods are also presented.
|Title of host publication||Food Safety : Contaminants and Toxins|
|Number of pages||452|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|