Use of Tenax® films to demonstrate the migration of chemical contaminants from cardboard into dry food.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

Peer reviewed scientific article

English

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Abstract:

Contaminants in food packaging are a challenge of our time since the packaging material itself has been found to represent a source of food contamination through the migration of substances from it. Before first use, packaging materials destined for the packaging of dry foods can be evaluated by performing migration experiments with the simulant for dry foods, Tenax®. This simulant is commercially available as a powder that is more difficult to handle during the migration experiments. This paper reports the development of a Tenax film. The film can be applied to the cardboard surface to con…

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