Regulation of Food Packaging in Europe and the USA

Regulation of Food Packaging in Europe and the USA

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Annotation A wide variety of plastics are used in food-contact applications and it is important that such plastics do not affect the food with which they come into contact. The objective of food packaging legislation is to protect the consumer by controlling the contamination of food by chemicals transferred from the packaging. Food packaging regulations are constantly under revision, and differ significantly between Europe and the USA. This report provides a clearly written summary of the current legislation surrounding the use of plastics in contact with food. It discusses the plastics used in food packaging, their characteristics and applications. This review is accompanied by around 400 abstracts from papers and books in the Rapra Polymer Library database.The US Regulations also contain some SMLs, generally to control migration from plastic into food of residual monomers and ... Table 5 Toxicity Studies Recommended by the US FDA for a Food Contact Petition Concern Level Study I II IIIanbsp;...

Title:Regulation of Food Packaging in Europe and the USA
Author:D. J. Knight, L. A. Creighton
Publisher:iSmithers Rapra Publishing - 2004-01-01


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