Various food contact materials are used throughout the food chain and can give rise to migration (leaching) where chemical substances and metals can transfer to foods. After processing, food packaging can be fabricated from any one of a diverse range of plastics, paper and board, composites, glass, metal, or cork. Regulations are complex, but a diversity of analytical techniques provide effective tools for monitoring and control.
- Learn about worldwide regulations for food packaging and contact materials
- Discover the analytical techniques used for the analysis of food packaging
- Link to peer reviewed journals for further reading