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Project: Evaluating safety, effectiveness, economic-environmental impact and consumer acceptance of active and intelligent packagings (Fair project PL98-4170 'Actipak').

project duration
01-JAN-99 – 31-DEC-01
Intelligent and active packaging systems are for the moment not allowed within the EU. These concepts however, could improve the quality of foodstuffs considerably. Moreover these concept are already successfully applied in Japan, Australia and the USA. In order to give the european packaging manufacturers and the food industry the chance of competing, such a legislation is needed urgently. Therefore however, the safety, efficiency, economic and environmental impact need to be examined. Moreover the consumer attitude with regard to these concepts needs to be examined.