Dr. Thomas Hartman, Rutgers University

This study aims to validate a battery of analytical tests for generic food packaging migration analyses. Representative finished food packaging with different multilayer structures and/or coating species were extracted with designated food simulants for GC-MS and LC-MS screen analysis and evaluated by Headspace-GC-MS and Purge & Trap-Thermal Desorption-GC-MS techniques. All compounds of high concern” identified were categorized according to source and analyzed for method validation. Data and protocols generated will provide important references for the packaging industry.