Analytical Methods for Determining Photoinitiators in Food-Contact Materials
In the last decade, European food safety authorities have detected photoinitiators in foodstuffs and packaging. This has led to consumer concerns about the possible risk that these compounds pose to human health. In this context, scientific research groups have developed many different methods for the determination of photoinitiators in food packaging and foodstuffs. This chapter aims to provide a comprehensive overview of all such methods and to recommend the best option for determining photoinitiator molecules. It also includes a comprehensive summary of the state-of-the-art systems for the determination of nonintentionally added substances (NIAS) derived from the photoinitiators. In addition, the present challenges and suggest approaches for dealing with this important problem are discussed.