Food Packaging & Health

UV filters in food packaging

UV filters are added to food packaging in order to protect the food packaging from degradation, as well as the food contained within from harmful UV light. UV filters may migrate into food stuff. They have been associated with endocrine activity, cancer and contact sensitization.

Food Packaging & Health

Melamine

Melamine is used to make resins and table ware amongst other applications. It may be toxic to the kidney, and has been associated with an increased risk of kidney cancer. The Food Packaging Forum summarizes applications, risks and regulations of the substance.