Migration and compliance of food contact materials – Research

We study material transport processes and interactions between packaging materials and foods. This work involves screening, namely evaluation of chemical substances for compliance with specific legislation. We identify migration processes involving components of food contact materials such as NIAS (non intentionally added substances), oligomers, components of printing inks, adhesive components, adhesion promoters used in glass fiber reinforced plastics, and nanomaterials. Our research provides the methodological basis for the practical implementation of EU legislation that lays down limit values for migration and exposure, so protecting the health of consumers.