SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS

In 2019, the Food Packaging Forum (FPF) convened a group of internationally-recognized environmental health and toxicology scientists to work on an assessment of what chemicals have been found to transfer from food packaging and other types of food contact articles into foodstuffs or food simulants. These scientists also evaluated the research on human exposure to food packaging chemicals. They published a protocol for the systematic evidence mapping of migration of chemicals from food contact articles into food and compiled a database of chemicals that are intentionally used in the manufacture of food packaging and other types of food contact articles.

These scientists produced a recently published article entitled “Impacts of Food Contact Chemicals on Human Health Consensus Statement” in the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Health.