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Environmental toxicity of nanomaterials

German Environment Agency releases reports on aquatic toxicity and environmental fate of nanomaterials

Opinion: EU not doing enough about toxic chemicals

Op-ed by Swedish chemical scientists criticizes EU’s slow pace of regulating hazardous chemicals, highlights magnitude of health and environmental consequences

EFSA publishes final plan for BPA re-assessment

EFSA publishes BPA hazard assessment protocol along with report on public consultation outcomes; collection of studies to start in 2018

BfR informs about mineral oil migration

German risk assessment institute answers frequently asked questions about mineral oil migration from cardboard food packaging, recommends using virgin fibers, mineral-oil-free printing inks, functional barriers

EU Member States adopt revised EDC criteria for pesticides

Member States vote in favor of EU Commission’s new proposal for criteria to identify endocrine disrupting pesticides; exemption for substances with intentional endocrine activity removed; NGOs criticize remaining high burden of proof

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PAN Europe criticizes draft guidance for identifying endocrine disruptors published by EFSA and ECHA; too much focus on mode of action of chemicals, precautionary principle overlooked,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

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…

Latest FPF report

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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