Claire Koelsch Sand

More than 1,000 chemicals approved for direct food contact packaging worldwide are a concern because they are linked to health and environmental issues (Groh et al. 2021). Currently, the top chemicals of concern (COC) and their predominant uses in packaging are phthalates in PVC, metal closures, and other packaging; bisphenol A (BPA) in polycarbonate bottles and metal cans; per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in grease-proof coatings on paperboard; and perchlorate in business-to-business …

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Claire Koelsch Sand, PhD, contributing editor, is CEO of Packaging Technology and Research and Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University ([email protected]).