EFSA assesses HDPE and PP recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers HDPE and PP made from recycling process ‘Morssinkhof Plastics’ suitable for use in food contact articles intended for dry foods, fruits, vegetables and meat under specific conditions

EFSA assesses 2 food contact substances

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers selenium nanoparticles and isobutane safe for use in plastic food contact materials under certain conditions

Public consultation on EFSA’s nano-guidance

EFSA publishes draft guidance on risk assessment of nanomaterials in food and feed; public consultation open until March 4, 2018

Consultation on EC’s approach to food safety

EU Commission publishes roadmap for “transparency and sustainability of the EU food and feed safety risk assessment model,” aims to increase transparency and involvement of Member States in EFSA’s assessments; public consultation open until January 17, 2018

Genotoxicity evaluation by EFSA

New scientific opinion provides detailed discussion of how EFSA evaluates potential genotoxicity of substances in food and feed risk assessments

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 20th meeting

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

EFSA working group on FCMs: 27th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on food contact materials now available online

EFSA publishes final plan for BPA re-assessment

EFSA publishes BPA hazard assessment protocol along with report on public consultation outcomes; collection of studies to start in 2018

Opinion: EDC guidance “doomed to fail”

PAN Europe criticizes draft guidance for identifying endocrine disruptors published by EFSA and ECHA; too much focus on mode of action of chemicals, precautionary principle overlooked, organization claims

EFSA: Open plenary meetings 2018

Dates of EFSA’s 2018 open plenary meetings released; CEP Panel to meet on October 23-25, 2018 in Parma, Italy; live streams available