Migration of compounds from food contact materials and articles

Jens Højslev Petersen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Safety : Contaminants and Toxins
Number of pages452
VolumeChapter 12
PublisherCABI Publishing
Publication date2003
ISBN (Print)08-51-99607-8
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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