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

Member States discuss EDC criteria

DG SANTE publishes latest meeting minutes on revised EDC criteria, summarizes different concerns raised by EU Member States

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

EU study on non-harmonized FCMs published

EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre baseline study on non-harmonized food contact materials finds shortcomings in risk assessment practices, disparities among national lists of authorized substances, and lack of testing methods; common standards are needed

EU working group on FCMs: New meeting summary

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses migration testing guidelines, 7th amendment to plastic FCM regulation, mineral oil migration, authorization of recycling processes, and EFSA opinion on safety assessment of FCMs

EU technical expert group for FCMs: New meeting summary

DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs discusses migration testing guidelines, 7th amendment to plastic FCM regulation, and EFSA opinion on safety assessment of FCMs

Revised EDC criteria and next meeting

DG SANTE publishes latest version of revised draft EDC criteria; next meeting with experts and Member States to be held on December 21, 2016

EU plans to regulate printed FCMs

European Commission communicates intention to introduce EU-wide regulation on printing inks in food contact materials; evaluation of EU FCM framework regulation planned for 2017; study on non-harmonized FCMs to be published by the end of 2016

EFSA: 3rd FIP network meeting on FCMs

EFSA’s Food Ingredients and Packaging Scientific Network held third meeting on food contact materials on May 24-26, 2016 in Parma, Italy