EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 6th meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds sixth meeting on the reevaluation of BPA safety; meeting minutes available online

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 4th and 5th meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds fourth and fifth meeting on the safety reevaluation of BPA; meeting minutes available online

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

EFSA: Consultations on weight of evidence and biological relevance

EFSA announces public consultation on two draft guidance documents concerning use of weight of evidence approach in scientific assessments and identification of biological relevance of observed effects

EFSA evaluates alkanamides mixture for use in FCMs

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers mixture of methyl-branched and linear C14–C18 alkanamides, derived from fatty acids, safe for use in for food contact materials under certain conditions

EFSA: Survey on uncertainty in risk assessment

EFSA runs survey on communication of uncertainty in scientific risk assessments

EFSA study: Bioaccumulation and toxicity of mineral oils

New EFSA scientific study tests different mixtures of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH), relevant to human diet, in rats; bioaccumulation at low dose MOSH exposure in humans possibly underestimated; MOSH appear persistent in adipose tissue

Public consultation: EFSA guidance on substances in baby food

EFSA publishes draft guidance on the risk assessment of substances in food for infants younger than 16 weeks; public consultation open until March 31, 2017

EFSA working group on FCMs: 20th meeting

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

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 15th meeting

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