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FDA/SOT colloquium on food contact substances

Colloquium co-organized by FDA and Society of Toxicology provides an overview of FDA’s practices in safety assessment of food packaging and other food contact substances, discusses alternative coatings and nanocomposites

Industry opposes listing of BPA as SVHC

Trade association PlasticsEurope files court action against ECHA for including bisphenol A in the list of substances of very high concern

Chemicals in coatings of coffee to go cups

German TV program investigates composition of plastic inner coatings of coffee to go cups; finds samples to contain diisodecyl phthalate and long-chain hydrocarbons

Consumer preference for glass packaging

Friends of Glass survey finds EU-consumers to favor glass packaging for food and drink; glass considered to be safest packaging material with lowest risk of interaction with food

FPF webinar on Chinese FCM regulation: Part 2 video online

Food Packaging Forum held second part of webinar on food contact materials regulation in China on May 18, 2017; video recording and presentation slides now available

Updates on global food contact legislation

Global regulatory news and industry initiatives presented at Smithers Pira conference on Global Food Contact; presentations focus on the harmonization of the European legislation and the mutual understanding of global regulatory frameworks

EFSA working group on FCMs: 22nd and 23rd meeting

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

BPA and analogues in paper and board

Scientists measure BPA and its analogues BPAF, BPB, BPE, BPF, BPS in virgin and recycled paper/board products; detect all but BPAF and BPB; BPA and BPS highest in recycled products, BPF and BPE content comparable

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…

Latest FPF report

Can coatings

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

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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