On January 8, 2020, the industry association PlasticsEurope published a set of infographics on food contact materials (FCMs). The infographics provide a general overview of substance migration and the risk assessment process for evaluating FCMs in Europe.
In 2017, the Food Packaging Forum has published a journal article discussing the scientific challenges involved in the risk assessment of FCMs (FPF reported), including gaps in information on chemical identity and exposure, low-dose effects, and enforcement challenges, e.g. the lack of analytical standards for many regulated substances.
PlasticsEurope (January 8, 2020). “Inside Food Contact Materials.”
Muncke, J. et. al.(2017). “Scientific challenges in the risk assessment of food contact materials.” Environmental Health Perspectives; 125(9).