Guide

Food packaging

Introduction

Most food products are stored, distributed and marketed in packaging of some kind. Food also comes into contact with many different surfaces - both in the home and in commercial settings. It's important that the materials used in packaging are regulated and monitored to ensure they're safe.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) regulates the potential migration of chemicals into food from packaging. 

This guide explains how food packaging materials are regulated and monitored. It also gives guidance on how to use - and re-use - packaging materials safely.