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Bioplastics not a solution to plastic pollution

NGOs publish position paper on bioplastics in circular economy, conclude bioplastics not able to solve problems with conventional plastics, call to reduce use of all plastics

EU to monitor mineral oil hydrocarbons in food

EU Commission adopts recommendation to monitor mineral oil hydrocarbons in food and in materials and articles intended for food contact; 2017-2018 monitoring data to be submitted to EFSA by February 2019

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 2nd meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds second meeting on the safety reevaluation of BPA; meeting minutes available online

Member States discuss EDC criteria

DG SANTE publishes latest meeting minutes on revised EDC criteria, summarizes different concerns raised by EU Member States

Survey: Compliance documentation in the supply chain

DG SANTE conducts survey on compliance documentation in the supply chain regarding non-harmonized food contact materials; survey open until February 10, 2017

EU study on non-harmonized FCMs published

EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre baseline study on non-harmonized food contact materials finds shortcomings in risk assessment practices, disparities among national lists of authorized substances, and lack of testing methods; common standards are needed

Estrogenicity assessment of novel can coating

New scientific study describes absence of estrogenicity of tetramethyl bisphenol F, a monomer for novel can coatings; tests with can coating extracts support this finding

U.S. EPA: Final nanomaterials reporting rule

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issues final rule on nanomaterials reporting to come into effect May 2017

Food Packaging & Health

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 are an exclusive class of polymers broadly used in…

Plastic recycling

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


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

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)

NIAS have been a recent focus of the debate surrounding…

Latest FPF report

Can coatings

Food Packaging Forum summarizes latest news and background information on coatings of food and beverage cans


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