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Current opinion on micro- and nanoplastics

Thematic journal issue on micro- and nanoplastics addresses sources, fate, human health and environmental effects, sampling methods, research needs

Alternative plasticizers adipogenic in vitro

Several alternative plasticizers used in FCMs shown to promote lipid accumulation in vitro; direct activation of PPARγ suggested as a possible mechanism

Assessing risks of hydrophobic chemicals

Scientists argue that water-focused assessment schemes may misjudge risks of hydrophobic chemicals; sediments, particles, exposure through diet additionally play an important role; contribution of microplastics and nanoplastics uncertain but likely low

Webinar on retailers’ safer chemicals policies

Chemical Watch holds webinar on Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families’ annual ranking of retailers’ actions to reduce toxic chemicals in their products, February 23, 2018

PFASs linked to weight gain

New study by Harvard scientists finds association between higher PFASs blood levels and greater weight gain after dieting; high PFASs levels also linked to low resting metabolic rates

CEF Panel: 73rd plenary meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel discusses plastic recycling processes and new mandates for evaluating food contact substances at 73rd plenary meeting held January 23-25, 2018

EU regulation on BPA in FCMs published

EU Commission issues new regulation on the use of bisphenol A in plastic food contact materials, varnishes and coatings, infant ‘sippy’ cups; applies from September 6, 2018

Flexible plastics recycling growing in Europe

Plastics Recyclers Europe report increase in recycling capacity for flexible polyethylene plastics, call for monomaterial alternatives to unrecyclable multilayer materials

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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