Food Safety

FPA Resources

  • Aromatic Amines and Flexible Packaging

Aromatic amines are a class of organic compounds that may arise from a variety of natural and synthetic sources. Certain aromatic amines have been shown to cause cancer, others are of toxicological concern, and still others are of no public health consequence. It has long been known that aromatic isocyanates, which are used to produce adhesives that bond together individual layers of flexible plastic laminates, may react with water to form primary aromatic amines (PAA) that are of toxicological concern. No health risk is presented, however, so long as good manufacturing practices (GMPs) are observed, including the allowance of adequate time for the adhesive to cure fully. For more information, please click here.

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety and security of food supply, medical devices and drugs.

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Makes Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label Requirements

The FDA finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices. To view the changes, please click here.

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, reinforced the need to enhance the security of the United States. Congress responded by passing the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act), which President Bush signed into law June 12, 2002. For more information, please click here.

Food Safety PLAYBOOK by Packaging World

The PLAYBOOK includes best practices for safe packaging and compliance with global standards and FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). For more information, please click here.


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