scholarly journals Chemical testing of mechanically recycled polyethylene terephthalate for food packaging in the European Union

2022 ◽  
Vol 179 ◽  
pp. 106096
E.D. Tsochatzis ◽  
J.Alberto Lopes ◽  
M. Corredig
2019 ◽  
pp. 9-17
Araceli Hernández-Tinoco ◽  
Oscar Carbajal-Mariscal ◽  
María Cristina Morán-Salas

Objective: To identify the context in terms of legislation for food packaging in Mexico. Methodology: A qualitative documentary investigation to obtain from Mexican national official and institutional primary sources the existing published information regarding food packaging. The information was recovered, analyzed, classified and organized by food groups, as is done in other international references. Contribution: This paper presents a description of the parameters that regulates food packaging based on the existing regulations for food in Mexico and its sources. From the analysis of the information obtained, this paper contributes to the dissemination of the existing Mexican regulations for the packaging of food products and the degree of inclusion of the needs of Mexican consumers in this matter regarding the form as presented in the United States in its CODEX and in the European Union. A brief discussion of the food groups, their social impact and the comparison in proportion of existing legislation for their packaging and the number of products marketed are presented.

2018 ◽  
Vol 17 (4) ◽  
pp. 693-695
Maria Alcover

This dispute concerns countervailing measures imposed by the European Union (EU) on imports of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) from Pakistan. Pakistan has a ‘duty drawback scheme’ by which it remits import duties on input materials consumed in the production of a product that is subsequently exported. The European Commission considered that all duties remitted to a Pakistani PET producer and exporter named Novatex constituted a countervailable subsidy contingent upon export performance. Also, Pakistan has a programme through which it provides government-financed loans to certain qualifying companies. Pre-approved banks are prohibited from charging interest rates above a specified level. The European Commission considered that the loan conferred to Novatex under this programme constituted a countervailable subsidy.

10.5219/1003 ◽  
2019 ◽  
Vol 13 (1) ◽  
pp. 8-17
Ľudmila Nagyová ◽  
Alexandra Andocsová ◽  
Andrej Géci ◽  
Peter Zajác ◽  
Jozef Palkovič ◽  

Eating food is one of the most important needs of every person, so their safety and quality should be crucial for everyone. People expect, that food they eat is hygienically and health safe. Unfortunately, people usually start to focus on food safety only when various food scandals are exposed and it is too late. Mass consumption of food is the cause of a high risk to human health, but only in the case of harmful food. Food-borne diseases are a common and widespread phenomenon in all parts of the world, regardless of the economic development of the country. Protection of human, animal and plant health is one of the main economic priorities of each country. The political objective of the European Union is therefore to ensure that European Union citizens have access to safe and nutritious foods, so it must meet strict safety standards. In ensuring food safety, it is necessary to take into account all aspects of the food production chain as a whole, because each subject can have a potential impact on food safety. This paper deals with the issues of food safety and food quality. The main objective was to find out how consumers perceive higher quality food and whether they read information included on the food packaging. Primary data were obtained from a survey that was conducted on the sample of 478 respondents living in Slovakia. For a deeper analysis, several assumptions, which were verified by Friedman Test, Chi-Square Test of Independence, Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test, were formulated. The survey has found out that 84% of respondents buy higher quality food and 60% purchase them because of health-related reasons. More than half of respondents search for the information about food safety on the Internet and the same percentage considere government as the most reliable source of information about food safety. Unfortunately, just more than one quarter of them read the information on food label and for 34% is this information unsufficient.

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