Migration from Food Contact Materials

  • L. L. Katan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. L. L. Katan
    Pages 1-10
  3. L. L. Katan
    Pages 11-25
  4. P. C. Chatwin
    Pages 26-50
  5. D. Kilcast
    Pages 51-76
  6. K. Figge
    Pages 77-110
  7. T. P. Murphy, J. P. Amberg-Müller
    Pages 111-144
  8. V. Tingle
    Pages 145-158
  9. L. Söderhjelm, T. Sipiläinen-Malm
    Pages 159-180
  10. P. J. Lancaster, D. O. Richards
    Pages 181-190
  11. J. A. Sidwell
    Pages 191-205
  12. L. Castle
    Pages 207-250
  13. L. L. Katan, A. D. Schwope, H. Ishiwata
    Pages 251-276
  14. L. L. Katan, L. Rossi, J. H. Heckman, L. Borodinsky, H. Ishiwata
    Pages 277-291
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 292-303

About this book


The advent of sophisticated packaging materials and methods had stimulated the development of complex delivery systems from producer to consumer, resulting in the availability of a wide range of products at an affordable price. Contemporary distribution methods are not without problems however, and specifically related to packaging is the possibility of migration--the contamination of food by components of the materials in contact with it. In this area, both technology and regulations are well developed, but basic science, for a variety of reasons, has tended to advance less quickly. This book addresses the basic science of migration. The editor has brought together a range of authors, all of whom are acknowledged experts in their fields, to provide a timely and concise overview of this important topic. Covering basic science, common materials and the major regulations in North America, Europe and Japan, this book will become a key information source in every library concerned with food technology. Food technologists, manufacturers of packaging and other food contact materials and regulatory professionals will all find this book an indispensable reference source.


Packaging Packaging Materials food food technology plastics

Editors and affiliations

  • L. L. Katan
    • 1
  1. 1.IFPS LtdKingston-upon-Thames, SurreyUK

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