On July 24, 2018, an article was published in the peer-reviewed journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology summarizing the outcomes of the workshop “Scientific advances and challenges in safety evaluation of food packaging materials.” The workshop was organized by the North America branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI NA) and held on September 27, 2016, in Washington, D.C., U.S. (FPF reported).
The event gathered scientists from government, academia, and industry who discussed the safety assessment of FCMs, migration of contaminant residues, emerging analytical methods, exposure assessment models, and new packaging technologies. Further, the workshop focused on recycled materials in food packaging, recycling processes, contaminant residues from recycled packaging, and challenges in the safety assessment of recycled materials. The paper provides an overview of the workshop’s background and purpose as well as summaries of the featured speaker presentations.
Karmaus, A.L., et al. (2018). “Scientific advances and challenges in safety evaluation of food packaging materials: Workshop proceedings.” Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 98:80-87.