NZ: MPI finds no food safety risks food packaging materials

31 October 2017

A recent MPI study on New Zealand foods looked at the transfer of chemicals from a range of food packaging types onto foods and whether or not this had a risk to public health. MPI sampled 74 various packaged and takeaway foods and tested them to see if any traces of chemicals from the packaging had transferred to the food.
MPI's study feeds into a wider programme that the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) agency is undertaking to assess whether chemicals in food packaging present any health and safety concerns. This programme has concluded and found no regulatory changes were needed in New Zealand or Australia (Ministry of Primary Industries, 12 October 2017).
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