Rapid multi-analyte quantification of benzophenone, 4-methylbenzophenone and related derivatives from paperboard food packaging

@article{Koivikko2010RapidMQ,
  title={Rapid multi-analyte quantification of benzophenone, 4-methylbenzophenone and related derivatives from paperboard food packaging},
  author={Riitta Koivikko and Sara Pastorelli and Ana Rodr{\'i}guez-Bernaldo de Quir{\'o}s and Rafael Paseiro-Cerrato and Perfecto Paseiro-Losada and Catherine Simoneau},
  journal={Food Additives \& Contaminants: Part A},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={1478 - 1486}
}
Photo-initiators are used in printing inks hardened with UV light and one of the most commonly used photo-initiators is benzophenone (BP). Recent notifications under the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed have shown migration of 4-methylbenzophenone (4-MBP) from packaging into cereals. A specific migration limit exists for BP of 0.6 mg kg−1 for its use as an additive in plastics. There is no specific European legislation covering cardboard boxes and/or printing inks for food contact use… 
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