EFSA updates independence policy

EFSA publishes revised independence policy including new elements to avoid conflicts of interest; NGO remains critical of EFSA’s ties to food industry

EFSA evaluates 3 PET recycling processes

EFSA considers PET made from recycling processes ‘Coexpan Montonate,’ ‘4PET,’ and ‘Plastienvase’ safe for use in food contact articles under certain conditions

International food contact compliance conference

Italian Institute of Packaging holds 4th International Conference on Food Contact Compliance on September 20-22, 2017 in Baveno, Italy; program and registration now online

EFSA’s conflicts of interest analyzed

NGO Corporate Europe Observatory publishes report on EFSA’s independence policy, shows 46% of the authority’s experts have conflicts of interest

EFSA evaluates ‘EREMA’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘EREMA Recycling (MPR, Basic and Advanced technologies)’ safe for use in food contact articles under certain conditions

EFSA evaluates ‘Alimpet’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘Alimpet’ safe for use in food trays and containers intended for contact with all types of foodstuffs, except packaged water

EFSA assesses new PET recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘Coexpan Deutschland’ safe for use in food trays and containers; recycled PET articles not to be used for packaging water

EFSA working group on FCMs: 24th meeting

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

EFSA guidance on substances in infant food

EFSA issues new guidance on the risk assessment of substances in food intended for infants younger than 16 weeks; guidance applies from now on to EFSA food safety assessments

EFSA: 2016 report on scientific cooperation

EFSA publishes report illustrating its 2016 activities to strengthen scientific cooperation with European and international partners