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.

Melissa Van Bossuyt, PhD student at the Scientific Institute of Public Health and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, presented a prioritization strategy for the toxicological assessment of substances found in printed paper and board food contact materials (FCMs) (FPF reported). In a short interview, she highlighted the need for an approach to assess these substances to ensure the safety of paper and board FCMs. Watch her speaker spotlight on YouTube or on the 2017 FPF Workshop website.

Ms. Van Bossuyt’s entire presentation at the 2017 FPF Workshop can be found here.