Online tool to protect children from chemical exposures

Swedish Chemicals Agency publishes website with information and advice on children’s everyday exposure to chemicals, includes section on food and food contact materials

FSANZ: No risk from food packaging chemicals

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) completes the assessment “Chemical Migration from Packaging into Food”; finds exposures ‘low and unlikely to pose a public health and safety concern’; plans to develop information guide for businesses to support risk management

FPF Workshop 2017: Toxicological assessments and migration testing

Experts from academia, food industry and authorities present scientific and practical challenges in toxicological assessments and migration measurements

Risk assessment of FCMs: Overview of key scientific challenges

New FPF scientific publication highlights scientific challenges in the risk assessment of food contact chemicals; existing regulations are ineffective at protecting public health from exposure to hazardous chemicals; recommendations on how key knowledge gaps can be overcome are discussed

PAHs in polystyrene FCMs

Scientists detect polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in polystyrene FCMs; PAHs could be formed during production or absorbed during use; PAH contamination may require special attention to ensure safety of polystyrene FCMs

Migration of metals from ceramic and glass FCMs

EU reference laboratory for FCMs publishes report on interlaboratory comparison exercise to determine metal migration from decorated ceramic and glass tableware

Contaminants in food

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) publishes special issue on contaminants in food; groups and origins of contaminants, risk perception and exposure estimation covered

FPF webinar on mineral oils: Proceedings online

Food Packaging Forum held webinar on mineral oils in food contact materials on June 30, 2017; presentation slides and summary now available

Information about PAAs in printing inks

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers frequently asked questions about printing inks and primary aromatic amines in FCMs, recommends setting lowered migration limits for carcinogenic PAAs

Harmonizing national EU legislations on coatings

Belgian and Dutch authorities work on harmonized migration conditions for food contact coatings, invite industry associations for input