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Contamination in food from packaging material.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10895950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Packaging has become an indispensible element in the food manufacturing process, and different types of additives, such as antioxidants, stabilizers, lubricants, anti-static and anti-blocking agents, have also been developed to improve the performance of polymeric packaging materials. Recently the packaging has been found to represent a source of contamination itself through the migration of substances from the packaging into food. Various analytical methods have been developed to analyze the migrants in the foodstuff, and migration evaluation procedures based on theoretical prediction of migration from plastic food contact material were also introduced recently. In this paper, the regulatory control, analytical methodology, factors affecting the migration and migration evaluation are reviewed.
Authors:
O W Lau; S K Wong
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chromatography. A     Volume:  882     ISSN:  0021-9673     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chromatogr A     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-26     Completed Date:  2000-10-26     Revised Date:  2009-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9318488     Medline TA:  J Chromatogr A     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T. oiwahlau@cuhk.edu.hk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Food Contamination*
Food Packaging*

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