On February 8, 2018, at 02:00 pm CET (Central European Time), the Food Packaging Forum (FPF) will hold a public webinar on prioritization of unknown substances in food contact articles.
Different food contact materials (FCMs) such as plastics, metals, or paper and board bring about a cocktail of unknown chemicals in food likely never intended for consumption. The health risk associated with these chemicals is poorly understood while regulation is lacking. Therefore, methods are needed to prioritize unknown compounds for risk assessment.
Guest speaker Eelco Nicolaas Pieke, PhD candidate at the National Food Institute of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Food), performed research on quantifying, identifying, and prioritizing chemical contaminants in paper and board FCMs (FPF reported). He will present his research group’s findings on developing comprehensive analytical strategies that permit exploring unknown chemicals, illustrated on the example of paper and board FCMs.
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