We don’t eat the wrappers and packaging that our food comes in, so why would we want to consume any of the chemicals in those wrappers? Food packaging migrants can come from plastics, cardboard boxes, metal cans, and other container types.
Some packaging and food contact substances of interest include bisphenol A, benzophenone, plastics, polymers, inks, and more. It is necessary that foods are compliant with chemical migration levels of these trace substances, as they could potentially migrate from the packaging containers into the food we eat.
LC/MS/MS is an excellent technology for migration testing and the detection and quantitation of low levels of migration chemicals in food samples to ensure consumers are not at risk for consuming potentially hazardous packaging and food contact substances.