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Development of Packaging Database to aid development of food packaging
usage factors*
Edel Duffy, Aine Hearty, Mike Gibney. Institute of European Food Studies
Aim of database
To provide information on the types of packaging used for different
foods/ food products
To produce statistics for probabilistic exposure modelling to migrants
from food contact materials
To calculate deterministic exposure to packaging materials in conjunction
with children's food consumption survey
Methodology
Packaging database created in Microsoft Access
1903 packaging items collected as part of Children's Food
Consumption Survey
Information on brand, type of packaging, contact layer, EU food
classification and test conditions recorded in the database
Materials identified by:
30%
14%
41%
15%
Manufacturer
Polymer Development Centre
Label on Packaging
Packaging Manufacturer
Type and proportion of materials identified
Glass
Paper
PS
PE
PP
PET
Aluminium
Combination of Materials
Others