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TITLE Packaging Materials 7. Metal Packaging for Foodstuffs   PM 7 Report.pdf (329.8 KB)
Document ID LIB575
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 04/12/2007
Document reference ISBN 9789078637066
Original language of the document English
Full text available in EN (329.8 KB)
Document produced by ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l. organisation visiting card
Department/Service/Committee: ILSI Europe Packaging Materials Task Force
Document uploaded by Fabienne Malherbe
ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l.
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Consumer protection
  • Food safety
  • Science and Research


Short description  Metal packaging plays an important role in the process of food preservation. The common expression used to describe such a process is “canning”. Canned food has become an important part of the human diet in developed countries during the past century. It is of particular value in those parts of the world where no or limited refrigeration exists for storing food. It is a means of safely preserving foodstuffs without microbiological deterioration.

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