Fluorochemicals in popcorn bags worldwide

Scientists quantify per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) as well as their precursors and intermediates in microwave popcorn bags sampled in Europe, Americas, and Asia; short-chain PFASs prevalent in Europe and Americas, long-chain PFASs in Asia

Temporary approach for migration of biocides

EU competent authorities for biocides decide on interim approach to set residue and migration limits for active substances in food-related products and food contact materials

Antimony in food packaging

Scientists measure antimony in plastic consumer products; find antimony in food trays, straws, and single-use drink bottles; presence attributed to its use as a catalyst in PET

FPF webinar on migration of SVHCs: Video online

Food Packaging Forum held webinar on its new study on the migration of substances of very high concern from food contact materials, March 13, 2017; video recording and presentation slides now available

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

MigraTox: Optimizing in vitro testing of FCMs

Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology (OFI) initiates MigraTox project to work on optimizing and standardizing sample preparation and bioassays for in vitro testing of food contact materials; focuses on genotoxicity assays; calls on industrial partners to collaborate and provide samples

Fully embedded nanoparticles do not migrate

Scientists review experimental and modeling studies on migration of nanoparticles from food contact plastics; conclude that no migration will occur if nanoparticles are fully embedded in polymer; mechanical stress or damage could lead to increased release

FPF webinar on substances of very high concern in FCMs

FPF discusses its new study on the migration of substances of very high concern from food contact materials in webinar on March 13, 2017; registration now open

Migration of substances of very high concern

New scientific study by the FPF summarizes use and migration of substances of very high concern in food contact materials; 5 out of 10 SVHCs regularly detected to migrate in food

Aggregate exposure assessment for BPA

Scientists discuss aggregate exposure assessment for bisphenol A; source-to-dose (forward) and biomonitoring-based (backward) calculation resulted in similar estimates; 90% of exposure comes from diet and the remaining 10% mainly from dermal exposure