Packaging Materials

Scientifically addressing the main challenges in the safety and quality of food contact materials

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Objectives

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

Contact Information

For more detailed information, please contact Konrad Korzeniowski at kkorzeniowski@ilsieurope.be or Luidi De Rosa at lderosa@ilsieurope.be

Activity Overview

Best practices in identifying and quantifying unknown migrants from food contact materials (FCMs) - Ongoing -

Objectives

An expert group on best practices in identifying and quantifying unknown migrants from food contact materials (FCMs) aims to provide best practices to identify and quantify unknown migrants from FCMs, with widely differing characteristics and applicable to any type of single use FCMs. The objective is to determine whether a set of basic golden rules could align procedures.

- Upcoming -

New activity on Sustainable packaging in an early stage of development

Expert Groups

Best practices in identifying and quantifying unknown migrants from food contact materials (FCMs)

Background and Objectives
The NIAS (Non-Intentionally Added Substances) are present in all Food Contact Materials. However, there is no common methodology on how to perform the sample preparation, analysis, or on how to identify and more importantly quantify the migrants.
This activity aims to provide best practices to identify and quantify unknown migrants from FCMs, with widely differing characteristics and applicable to any type of single use FCM. The objective is to determine whether a set of basic golden rules could align procedures.

Output

This activity will result in a recommendation document that will determine potential best practices to align methods available for untargeted screening and future testing.
The expert group will produce one peer-reviewed publication with the state-of-the-art of analytical techniques for NIAS identification and quantification as well as a practical guidance with “do’s and don’ts“ in NIAS analysis.

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Publications

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