Scientifically addressing the main challenges in the safety and quality of food contact materials
Task Force Information
For more than 30 years, the Task Force has strived to understand the challenges to ensure safe food contact materials for food consumption by:
- Evaluating food contact materials safety and their interactions with food to ensure consumers’ safety at minimal environmental impact.
- Addressing recent improvements in food production and distribution, leading to an increased sophistication of food packaging.
Task Force Members
* Scientific Advisors
In the pipeline
- Risk assessment and management of potential migrants
An Expert Group will review existing approaches for risk assessment and management of Food Contac Materials (IAS and NIAS) and identify similarities and differences between materials categories (e.g. plastics vs paper or metals) and geographic areas (e.g. EU, US, China, etc.) before recommending the most appropriate approaches to use, particularly for non harmonised food contact materials.
- Sustainable packaging
More information to come soon...
Commissioned by the Packaging Materials Task Force.
Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A. 2017; 34(10):1661-1830 (Proceedings). Commissioned by the Packaging Materials Task Force.
Packaging Technology and Science. 2016;29(12): 615-648. Commissioned by the Packaging Materials Task Force.