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Fluorochemicals in popcorn bags worldwide

Scientists quantify per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) as well as their precursors and intermediates in microwave popcorn bags sampled in Europe, Americas, and Asia; short-chain PFASs prevalent in Europe and Americas, long-chain PFASs in Asia

AOPs in Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment of chemicals

OECD publishes guidance on the use of Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) in developing Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA); AOPs to support chemical grouping, development of models, test methods, and testing strategies, and interpretation of test results

Temporary approach for migration of biocides

EU competent authorities for biocides decide on interim approach to set residue and migration limits for active substances in food-related products and food contact materials

Taiwan: Guidelines on nanomaterials in food packaging

Taiwanese Food and Drug Administration issues new guidelines for use of nanomaterials in food packaging; safety assessment and pre-market approval required

Video on sorting of post-consumer plastics

EU research project Polymark releases video presenting its new technology enabling identification and sorting of plastic packaging and consequently improving plastic recycling

ECHA committees agree on restriction of 4 phthalates

ECHA’s Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-Economic Analysis support proposal to ban endocrine disrupting phthalates DEHP, DBP, DIBP, and BBP in various articles; all 4 substances relevant for food contact materials

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 6th meeting

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

Estrogenic activity of BPA alternatives

Study assesses estrogenicity of bisphenol A and 6 bisphenol analogues in human breast cancer cell model; all bisphenols show estrogenic activity; 3 bisphenols more potent than BPA

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

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…

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)

NIAS have been a recent focus of the debate surrounding…

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