Latest News

FCMs, gut health and risk assessment

New scientific article reviews food contact chemicals’ effects on gut permeability, microbiota, and immune responses; scientific justification for risk assessment assumptions questioned

Exposure to EDCs in Africa

Scientific article discusses effects of endocrine disruptors on human health and environment in Africa; recommends measures to reduce exposures and advance knowledge

Coffee cups made from husk

Australian start-up creates reusable coffee cups from husk waste accumulating during coffee processing; cups intended for café and home environments as alternative to ceramics and single-use disposable cups

EU assesses chemicals of potential concern

European Member States assess risk management options for BPA and other substances relevant for food contact materials

Nordic Chemicals Summit 2017

Chemical Watch hosts second edition of Nordic Chemicals Summit on October 10-11, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark

European Bioplastics Conference 2017

Industry group European Bioplastics hosts annual conference on November 28-29, 2017 in Berlin, Germany

Melamine’s effects beyond kidney

Scoping review identifies potential health effects of melamine other than renal damage, including impacts on neurological functions, behavior, reproduction, growth

BfR: 17th Meeting on contaminants in food chain

German Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) publishes meeting minutes of its commission for contaminants in the food chain; discusses PFASs and mineral oil hydrocarbons

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

New FPF publication

“In vitro toxicity testing of food contact materials: State-of-the-art and future challenges”

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.

Read more

The Food Packaging Forum Foundation

The Food Packaging Forum Foundation (FPF) is a science communication organisation. It is a charitable foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland. The FPF provides independent and balanced information on issues related to chemicals in food packaging and other food contact articles, and their impact on health. The FPF’s work addresses professional stakeholders, including business decision makers, regulators, scientists, media and communication experts. FPF is not a grantmaking foundation.

About us

Newsletter

Stay up to date with the Food Packaging Forum’s newsletter, free to your inbox twice per month. Read about the latest news from regulatory authorities, scientific research, industry and consumer groups.