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teen. Active and intelligent packaging: a European anomaly

Food Additives and Contaminants


A.R. DeJong and a group of coauthors presented information about new systems being developed to make it possible to use packaging materials to actively preserve foods or to indicate when foods are spoiled in some way. A proposition set forth in this paper, which is worthy of serious legal discussion, is the authors’ assertion that “most active and intelligent concepts that are on the market in the USA and Australia cannot be introduced in Europe yet, due to more stringent EU legislation.”