On February 19, researchers working for the food manufacturer Nestlé in Switzerland published a scientific peer-reviewed study on the analysis of nonylphenol in food packaging plastics in the journal Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A. Nonylphenol is an endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) and a typical non-intentionally added substance (NIAS) since it is a break-down product of an intentionally added additive. The antioxidant trisnonylphenylphosphite (TNPP) degrades into nonylphenol; TNPP is legally used in food packaging plastics in Europe and the U.S.. In a new report, the Food Packaging Forum summarizes the study.

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FPF article “New method for identifying nonylphenol in FCM