Why a forum on food packaging?

Food packaging materials contain a variety of chemical substances that are discussed controversially. The Food Packaging Forum is a foundation for science communication and scientific research in the area of chemicals in food contact materials and articles, and their impact on health. The Food Packaging Forum provides independent, science-based and balanced information that is accessible and understandable to all. The Food Packaging Forum establishes a dialogue between all stakeholders.

We communicate science on the issue of food packaging and health: What is the chemical composition of food contact articles? What chemicals migrate from food contact articles into food and beverages, under which conditions and at what levels? What are the health consequences of chronic exposure to low levels of food contact chemicals and mixtures thereof? And: where are the knowledge gaps?

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