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.

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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).