Best Practices for Ensuring the Compliance of Inks Used in Food Contact Applications - US, China, and the EU

The regulations that indicate food contact compliance for inks vary by countries and regions, and do not exist at all for some areas. It is difficult for regulators to assess the safety of inks, since a large number of technologies are employed and they are complex mixtures. We outline best practice review procedures to ensure compliance with the regulations that do exist as well as techniques to assure food safety and no organoleptic impact to foods.