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Investigation of the migration of inorganic contaminants into dry food from packaging made from recycled paper and board
Project Code: A03026
Imperial College London
Aston, D ; Parry, S
The purpose of this project was to establish that there are no safety issues, with respect to inorganic contaminants, relating to the use of recycled paper and board in contact with dry food. Twenty samples opf recycled paper and board packaging, used in contact with dry food, plus two that were in contact with fatty food, were obtained from manufacturers and retailers. Twenty samples of virgin paper and board used in contact with dry food were also collected for comparison. In conclusion, the project has shown that recycled paper and board does contain many elements compared to virgin paper and board. However, there is no apprecialble migration of the elements from recycled paper and board into food, based on 90 days storage at ambient temperature.
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