Plastic Packaging Materials as Possible Source of Hazardous Chemicals to Food and human health: A Review

  • Leonard W.T. Fweja
Keywords: Plastic packaging, chemical migrants, plastic packaging safety, health risk, consumer exposure


Plastic packaging has been implicated as a source of food packaging material (FPM) borne compounds transfer into food. These chemical migrants from packaging materials to food products are associated with human health risks. However, opinions on plastic packaging safety differ greatly and scientific agreement on product safety is still indefinable. The present review intends to explore and present the state of science about the safety of plastics, the potential for consumer exposure and discuss the major issues with respect to associated health risks safety.

Author Biography

Leonard W.T. Fweja

The Open University of Tanzania


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eISSN: 0856-6739