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Opinion: EDC guidance “doomed to fail”

PAN Europe criticizes draft guidance for identifying endocrine disruptors published by EFSA and ECHA; too much focus on mode of action of chemicals, precautionary principle overlooked, organization claims

FDA roadmap for predictive toxicology

U.S. FDA publishes roadmap to further develop predictive toxicology methods for risk assessment; public workshop to be held

EFSA: Open plenary meetings 2018

Dates of EFSA’s 2018 open plenary meetings released; CEP Panel to meet on October 23-25, 2018 in Parma, Italy; live streams available

Non-harmonized FCMs and plastic recycling

Smithers Pira 2017 conference on plastic and paper in contact with food covers initiatives by industry associations and recycling of plastic FCMs

Science-policy workshop on PFASs

Safety and Environmental Technology Group at ETH Zurich brings together scientists and regulators to discuss collaboration and future action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Paper and board in contact with food

Experts from paper and board manufacturers and chemical industry discuss legal requirements, challenges in the supply chain and during recycling

Sweden launches nano-register

Swedish Chemicals Agency issues new rules for mandatory reporting of nanomaterials data to national products register; rules apply from January 1, 2018; deadline for data submission is February 2019

RIVM critical of EU nano-observatory

Dutch institute for public health deems EU observatory for nanomaterials “limited in detailed information,” highlights importance of adapting REACH regulation for nanomaterials

Food Packaging & Health

Mineral oil hydrocarbons

Mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs) are commonly measured in food and…

EU Parliament Report on FCMs

In October 2016, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on…

Can coatings

Epoxy-based can coatings are currently being replaced by alternatives because…

Adverse outcome pathways

Adverse outcome pathway (AOP) describes the sequence of events linking…

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

While few perfluorinated compounds have been phased out due to…

Silicones

Silicones are an exclusive class of polymers broadly used in…

Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling processes, regulations, market data and safety issues addressed

Biocides

Definition, applications, regulation and health hazards of biocides used in/on…

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Mineral oil hydrocarbons

Food Packaging Forum’s dossier and summary article on mineral oil hydrocarbons published

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