Food Packaging: Scientific Developments Supporting Safety and Innovation (Proceedings)

Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A. 2014;31(3):341-565 (Proceedings)

As for the previous symposia on Food Packaging, the emphasis of the event was put on providing scientists a platform for the exchange of research results and to stimulate debate on innovation in scientific approaches and new packaging techniques.

The current issue of Food Additives and Contaminants comprises 16 papers covering topics selected from the 21 oral presentations and 161 posters presented at the 5th International Symposium on Food Packaging ‘Scientific Developments Supporting Safety and Innovation’. The quadrennial symposium held in 2012 in Berlin, Germany, was organised by the ILSI Europe’s Packaging Materials Task Force.

The symposium comprised four sessions: (1) Nanotechnology and emerging technologies; (2) Sustainable food contact materials; (3) Risk assessment of complex mixtures; and (4) Food processing and packaging treatment.

The participations of scientists from universities, companies, government and research institutions from all over the world demonstrated the growing interest in food packaging-related topics and demonstrates ever-growing importance of reopening periodically a scientifically recognised forum at the international level. One of the aims of the ILSI Europe’s symposia is to promote the debate on new developments and innovation in the scientific assessment of sanitary aspects of food packaging, as well as on novel technological trends in this field.

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