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Modelling migration from plastics into foodstuffs as a novel and cost efficient tool for estimation of consumer exposure from food contact materials

Objective

One important aspect within the European Union's public health care is the exposure of the European consumer from undesirable chemicals in the diet. Food contact materials (FCM) are one potential contamination source and therefore of particular interest for food exposure assessments. On the other hand scientific investigations concerning the migration potential and migratin behaviour of food packaging materials have demonstrated that diffusion in and migration from FCM are foreseeable physical and, in principle, mathematically-describable processes. The project aim therefore is to provide novel and economic tool for estimation of consumer exposure to chemicals migrating from food contact plastic materials by establishing a physico-chemical migration model that can mathematically describe the migration processes from plastics into actual foodstuffs under any actual contact conditions.

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
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