Do food packaging chemicals migrate into foods – is this an issue?

Not in New Zealand unless you eat an enormous amount of corn chips and pizza.

    • Toddler and baby foods sampled were free of food packaging chemicals.
    • MPI consider “there is a negligible food safety risk” from chemicals in food packaging leaching into food.
    • Pizza and corn chips contained levels of phthalates above Specific Migration Levels

With so much food being “ready to eat” there is a large amount of food packaging which has been created to transport this food – from plastics to cardboard to organic materials but do the chemicals within the packaging leak into the food?  The New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) undertook a study to look at this question [1]Continue reading “Do food packaging chemicals migrate into foods – is this an issue?”

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