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Best Practice Guide - Food Contact Non Intentionally Added Substances (European Union)

August 18, 2015

The International Life Sciences Institute (Ilsi) has commissioned, and published, best practice guidance on the risk assessment of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS). These potentially harmful substances may unexpectedly migrate from packaging materials into food products.

The guidance describes what NIAS are, and how to apply risk assessment principles based on best practices, using the latest scientific developments.

It is intended for:

  • Analytical scientists, such as toxicologists and risk assessors from control labs;
  • The food industry; and
  • Consumer organizations.