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ECHA: 2016 SVHC roadmap report

ECHA releases annual report on progress in identifying substances of very high concern; calls on companies to improve REACH registration data to assess chemicals’ hazards and risks; will focus more on groups of structurally similar substances

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 8th and 9th meeting

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

EU Commission taking action on FCMs

NGO CHEM Trust outlines European Commission’s ongoing and upcoming activities to improve regulation of food contact materials

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 16th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

London considers bottle deposit return scheme

Mayor of London to present proposals on reducing food, drink, and packaging waste in upcoming environment strategy; supports access to tap water and considers deposit return scheme for plastic bottles

No agreement yet on EDC criteria

EU Commission and Member States continue discussion on EDC criteria; no agreement reached yet; new revised draft and next meeting foreseen

Colloquium on safety of food packaging

Society of Toxicology and FDA hold colloquium on safety assessment of food packaging and other food contact substances on May 23, 2017 in Maryland, U.S.; registration open until May 15, 2017

Compostable bioplastic coffee cups

UK company develops disposable bio-based coffee cups and lids; recyclable in paper waste stream or fully compostable within 3 months under appropriate conditions

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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Can coatings

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

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