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SAFETY AND QUALITY OF FOOD CONTACT PACKAGING MATERIALS : FROM CONVENTIONAL TO RECYCLED AND RE-USED PLASTICS

Objective



The objective of the project is to improve the safety assessment of plastic materials intended for food packaging on the basis of the EC directives on food contact materials.

The philosophy is to replace the difficult determination of the contaminants in food by new approaches:

- a simple determination of the contaminants in the packaging material;
- the introduction of a correlation parameter binding the composition of the material to the highest possible contamination of food;
- new materials and recycled plastics will be tested for mutagenic activity and cancerogenicity in addition to the above approaches.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Address
23 Rue Clement Ader
51100 Reims
France

Participants (6)

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung eV (FhG)
Germany
Address
Schragenhofstraße 35
80992 München
INSPECTIE GEZONDHEIDSBESCHERMING
Netherlands
Address
Postbus 10123
3505 AB Utrecht
NATIONAL FOOD AGENCY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Moerkhoej Bygade 19
2860 Soeborg
Société Dorlyl SNC
France
Address
297 Rue Des Chantiers
76600 Le Havre
Université de Paris XI (Université Paris-Sud)
France
Address
1 Rue Jean-baptiste Clément
92290 Châtenay-malabry
Université de Saint-Étienne (Université Jean Monnet)
France
Address
34 Rue Francis Baulier
42100 Saint-étienne