On October 5, 2017, the Food Packaging Forum (FPF) held its fifth annual workshop in Zurich, Switzerland, focusing on “Scientific challenges in the risk assessment of food contact materials.

Dr. Benoît Schilter, Head of the Food Safety Research Department at Nestlé, Switzerland, addressed the applicability of bioassays for the safety evaluation of food packaging (FPF reported). In a short interview, he highlighted that bioassays could be used to determine which chemical migrants from packaging require in vivo toxicological assessment. Watch his speaker spotlight on YouTube or on the 2017 FPF Workshop website.

Dr. Schilter’s entire presentation at the 2017 FPF Workshop can be found here.