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Contaminant migration from food packaging laminates used for heat and eat meals.
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PMID:  15048438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
EU legislation requires that components from food contact plastics should not migrate significantly into the food. The nature and extent of species migrating from laminated materials used for packaging 'heat and eat' meals have been investigated. Selected target analytes included additives incorporated into the polyolefin, e.g. the Irganox and Irgafos antioxidants, the diisocyanate and polyol residues from the adhesive and oligomeric material from the nylon. The results identified a wide range of migrants arising from each of the individual components of the laminate. Some of the migrants have been identified as precursors of the principal components of the laminate as well as those anticipated from a knowledge of the laminate construction. The levels of migration for those components identified and quantified has been well below the legal limits. Some significant migrant species have been however left unidentified by this investigation.
Authors:
G Lawson; C T Barkby; C Lawson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry     Volume:  354     ISSN:  1618-2650     ISO Abbreviation:  Anal Bioanal Chem     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134327     Medline TA:  Anal Bioanal Chem     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Chemistry Department, De Montfort University, The Gateway, LE1 9BH, Leicester, UK.
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