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Four-year survey programme on migration of chemicals into foods
Project Code: A04016
The Food Standards Agency has an on-going 4 year rolling programme of surveys on migrants from food contact materials and articles. To date work undertaken in this series includes:
- Year 1: Migration of formaldehyde and hexamethylenetetramine, expressed as formaldehyde, from melamine-ware (Food Survey Information Sheet (FSIS) 04/08).
- Year 2: Migration of primary aromatic amines from nylon kitchen utensils (FSIS 01/10).
- Year 3: Measurement of aluminium and other metal concentrations in foods packaged in aluminium-containing materials or articles (FSIS in preparation).
- Year 4: Migration of selected ink components from printed packaging materials into foodstuffs (FSIS in preparation)
The contractor for the programme is Fera (The Food and Environment Research Agency)
The Food Survey Information Sheets for Years 1 and 2 can be found at;
Year 1: Formaldehyde from melamine-ware : http://www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/fsis0408.pdf
Year 2: Amines from utensils: http://www.food.gov.uk/science/surveillance/fsisbranch2010/fsis0110
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