There are significant knowledge gaps regarding the presence of nano- and microplastics in foods and their harmful effects on human health, according to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The document aims to support much-needed future exposure assessments, as well as the development of appropriate legislation and guidance documents on food production, processing, distribution, and consumption in relation to nano- and microplastics contamination.
A new briefing by the civil society organisation Zero Waste Europe – ‘Marrying safety with sustainability in food packaging – Briefing for businesses’ – highlights that for food packaging to be sustainable, it must be safe, and that means making sure it’s free from harmful chemicals. The briefing states that while society is pushing for a … ZWE: Marrying Safety with Sustainability in Food Packaging – Briefing for Businesses
Chinese consumers who order takeaway food five to 10 times monthly could ingest 145 to a staggering 5,520 pieces of microplastics due to atmospheric sediment or particles flaking from the inner container surfaces.