The Use of Tenax® as a Simulant for the Migration of Contaminants in Dry Foodstuffs: A Review

Last updated on 3-2-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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Peer reviewed scientific article



Packaging materials are found to represent a source of contamination through the migration of substances from the packaging into the foodstuff. As a response to an increasing number of food‐safety issues, research on the migration of chemicals from packaging materials into foodstuffs is being conducted. Moreover, packaging materials are tested for the migration of chemicals through migration experiments, using food simulants. EU Regulation N°10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food specifies the use of the adsorbent poly(2,6‐diphenylphenylene oxide) …

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