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Update: BPA warning label in California

State of California holds point-of-sale warnings for food cans and bottles containing BPA in place until the end of 2017; manufacturers must list affected products in online database

Mineral oils in chocolate Santas

Foodwatch study finds typical Christmas chocolates and sweets to contain mineral oil residues; demands recall of affected products

EFSA, ECHA and JRC develop EDC guidance

The European Food Safety Authority and the European Chemicals Agency, together with the EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre, work on guidance for implementing the Commission’s proposed EDC criteria

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 14th meeting

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

The hidden politics of EDCs?

Series of articles by Le Monde question scientific soundness and law abidance of EU Commission’s proposal for EDC criteria, highlight influence of the U.S. on EU regulation of endocrine disruptors

EFSA working group on FCMs: Latest meetings

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

Opportunities and limitations of bioplastics

11th European Bioplastics conference in Berlin, Germany discusses the role of bioplastics in the circular economy, presents new food packaging applications

Towards a non-toxic future

Danish Ministry holds expert stakeholder workshop to discuss chemical policy; presentations available online; recommendations made for EU Commission

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Bisphenol A

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Bisphenol S

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Chemical Risk Assessment

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Chronic Disease

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

Chemistry, applications, health concerns, and regulation of PFASs.


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