Monitoring contaminants during recycling

Scientists present sensor technology for detection of organic and inorganic contaminants in real-time during processing of recycled plastics; validate with PET recycling process

EU plastic FCM regulation amended

European Commission publishes 7th amendment to plastic FCM regulation; inclusion of 6 new substances in Union List; new SML for nickel; food simulants and compliance testing specified; food contact surface area to volume ratio clarified

EU plastic converters discuss risk assessment of FCMs

Food Contact Plastics Seminar highlights NIAS, printing inks, provides regulatory updates

EU: New regulation on official controls

Newly adopted revision of EU Regulation on Official Controls aims at simplifying the control system for food safety along the entire supply chain, foresees increased efficiency in preventing, eliminating or reducing health risks

EFSA: 4th FIP network meeting on FCMs

EFSA’s Food Ingredients and Packaging Scientific Network held fourth meeting on food contact materials on February 16, 2017; discussions focused on coatings; interest group on evaluation of coatings formed

Opinion: Food safety plans should cover chemical hazards

Environmental Defense Fund emphasizes that chemical hazards must be regularly considered in food safety plans; illustrates relevant procedures using the example of lead contamination in food

EU working group on FCMs: New meeting minutes

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, EU measure on printed FCMs, plastic recycling, and monitoring of mineral oils in food and FCMs

EU technical expert group for FCMs: Latest meeting minutes

DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs discusses plastic recycling, ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, and EU measure on printed FCMs

EU working group on FCMs: Latest meeting

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses baseline study on non-harmonized FCMs, EU measure on printed FCMs, information transfer in the supply chain, and draft measure on BPA

Survey: Compliance documentation in the supply chain

DG SANTE conducts survey on the use of compliance documentation as required under the plastic FCM regulation, aims to identify problems and inform development of new FCM legislation; survey open until February 10, 2017