Identification of potential migrants from printing inks used on paper and board food contact materials

Last updated on 9-4-2021 by Jill Alexandre


Printing inks, used on paper and board food packaging, are often fairly complex formulations of colorants, resins, solvents, additives and photoinitiators. Although European legislation does not specifically cover printing inks in their supplied form, there are some legislative instruments which have an impact on materials and articles intended for direct contact with food, such as Article 3 of EU Regulation 1935/2004, that states that materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs shall not, in accordance with good shall be manufactured in accordance with good manufac…

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