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Abstract

The goal of this workshop was to establish comprehensively the state of knowledge in the area of paper and board packaging for food and what should be foreseen for the future. The workshop focused on the areas of method development, chemical testing, toxicology, microbiology, recycled materials, and substances associated with processing, fabrication and coating. Topics covered included interactions between packaging materials and foods, new and novel analytical techniques to understand the consequences of the interactions on migration into foods and food simulants, food safety enforcement with regards to food packaging in Europe, and the implications of current research in areas such as recycling of food packaging and functional barriers. The workshop brought together those involved in experimental laboratory studies, those responsible for bringing developments to the market place and those charged with ensuring the quality of the end-product. The key areas that were targeted were taint, microbiological contamination, and toxicology.

Additional information

Authors: SIMONEAU C, JRC Ispra (IT);CASTLE L, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, CSL Food Science Laboratory, Norwich (GB);GILBERT J (EDITORS), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, CSL Food Science Laboratory, Norwich (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18065 EN (1998) 32pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-0332-785818
Record Number: 199810875 / Last updated on: 1998-08-04
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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