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Dossiers

FPF dossiers are thoroughly researched by trained scientists. They provide in-depth background information about different topics pertinent to food contact materials and health. The dossiers compile scientific knowledge, market data and regulatory background in an easily accessible format. Dossiers include available data on chemical migration into food and effects on human health.

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The Food Packaging Forum Foundation (FPF) is a science communication organisation. It is a charitable foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland. The FPF provides independent and balanced information on issues related to chemicals in food packaging and other food contact articles, and their impact on health. The FPF’s work addresses professional stakeholders, including business decision makers, regulators, scientists, media and communication experts. FPF is not a grantmaking foundation.

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Food packaging and human health

Food packaging is highly essential for protecting and handling food from farm to fork. However, packaging and other types of food contact articles are also a source of chemical contamination of food. The Food Packaging Forum’s fact sheet explains the most important aspects and provides resources for reducing chemical exposures.

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