A report published by the German Federal Program of Ecological Agriculture (BÖLN) declared that the risks posed through the migration of packaging materials need to be controlled for in order to ensure the high quality of organic foods. The authors point out that the migration of phthalates, Isopropylthioxanthone (ITX), Mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) may compromise the quality of organic food and be of greater importance than residues of pesticides (Seidel and Dylla 2012). Further, they state that there is a need to investigate the risks of the use ionizing radiation and nanotechnology in “green” packaging in order to fulfill demands of consumer protection and quality control.

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Research Institute for Organic Agriculture – Media Release


Seidel, K and Dylla, R (2012). Packaging. In Analysis of the state of knowledge on quality, consumer protection and processing of organic food: Final Report, p.65-70