Food Packaging Food Contact Material* Typical Migrants Typical uses
Glass  Glass container, coated metal closure
  • Phthalates [1-3]
  • Epoxidised soy bean oil (ESBO) [12]
  • Lead [4]
Glass bottles, yoghurt jars, vegetable and fruit jars
Glass container, plastic closure
  • UV stabilizer [5]
Instant coffee, yoghurt, glass bottles

*Layer in direct contact with food


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2. Pedersen, G.A., et al., Migration of epoxidized soybean oil (ESBO) and phthalates from twist closures into food and enforcement of the overall migration limit. Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess, 2008. 25(4):503-510.

3. Petersen, J.H. and L.K. Jensen, Phthalates and food-contact materials: enforcing the 2008 European Union plastics legislation. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A, 2010. 27(11):1608-1616.

4. Shotyk, W. and M. Krachler, Lead in bottled waters: Contamination from glass and comparison with pristine groundwater. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2007. 41(10):3508-3513.

5. Bopp, K., B. Kuch, and M. Roth, Hormonelle Aktivität in natürlichen Mineralwässern? Deutsche Lebensmittel-Rundschau, 2011. 106(September 2010):489-499.