Food contact materials
24 October 2022

Various food contact materials are used throughout the food chain and can give rise to migration (leaching) where chemical substances and metals can transfer to foods. Regulations are complex but a diversity of analytical techniques provide effective tools for monitoring and control. In this white paper, Thermo Fisher Scientific reflects on the current state-of-the-art in terms of types of food contact materials in use and problems which have come to light in terms of migration and safety of food.