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9th amendment to EU plastic FCM regulation

EU Commission publishes 9th amendment to plastic FCM regulation; approves four new food contact substances, extends use of one polymer

Shorter-chain PFCs may persist in human tissues

Researchers estimate internal exposure to metabolites of shorter-chain polyfluorinated compounds, demonstrate high potential for biopersistence, call for further research

ECHA urged to share ‘strategic information’

ClientEarth report criticizes ECHA’s lack of transparency, requests more information on harmful chemicals in the EU, companies’ compliance, EU’s decision-making processes with regard to chemical safety

In vitro tests for toxicological profiling of FCMs

In vitro assays demonstrate significant biological activity in the extracts from diverse food contact articles made of paper and board; bioassays expected to become accepted as a tool for assessment of FCMs safety

New guidance on how EFSA handles applications for authorization

EFSA issues new “administrative guidance for the processing of application for regulated products;” applies also to food contact materials

EFSA evaluates ‘Envases Ureña’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘Envases Ureña’ safe for use in food contact articles for all types of foodstuffs under certain conditions

EFSA assesses HDPE and PP recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers HDPE and PP made from recycling process ‘Morssinkhof Plastics’ suitable for use in food contact articles intended for dry foods, fruits, vegetables and meat under specific conditions

EU plastics strategy published

European Commission adopts EU-wide strategy for plastics in the circular economy, aims to make all plastic packaging recyclable, reduce single-use plastics, ban intentional microplastics

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

Dossiers

FPF dossiers are thoroughly researched by trained scientists. They provide in-depth background information about different topics pertinent to food contact materials and health. The dossiers compile scientific knowledge, market data and regulatory background in an easily accessible format. Dossiers include available data on chemical migration into food and effects on human health.

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