The Food Packaging Forum’s second annual workshop was dedicated to hazardous chemicals in food contact materials (FCMs). A recent study by the Food Packaging Forum revealed that known chemicals of concern are knowingly and intentionally used in the manufacture of FCMs. During the workshop, participants learned from internationally renowned scientific experts how hazardous chemicals are managed in FCMs, how their risk is assessed, how chemical analytical work helps to ensure the safety of food packaging, and what emerging issues are related to the risk of chemicals in FCMs. They also heard from government officials and experts from the European Union and the US about the regulatory framework for food contact materials in these countries. Specialists from the food industry and from retail shared how food packaging safety, related to hazardous chemicals, is managed. Finally, different approaches for identifying chemical hazards in food contact materials were shown. Please find the full slides and recordings of the presentations given at the workshop below.

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