Packaging Materials

  • L. L. Katan
Part of the ILSI Monographs book series (ILSI MONOGRAPHS)

Abstract

The evaluation of a food contamination toxic hazard involves in principle two components: estimation of human exposure to a contaminant substance, and assessment of the substance’s toxicity. Many difficulties arise in estimating exposure to direct food additives or environmental contaminants, but, at least, quantification at source is not a major problem. For packaging materials, however, contamination is indirect, i.e. it involves the extra stage of transfer from packaging materials to food. This is migration.

Keywords

Migration Toxicity Polyethylene Propylene Rubber 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. L. Katan
    • 1
  1. 1.Little Totham, EssexUK

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