Dutch Food Safety Authority promises more openness

Dutch food safety authority makes risk assessment of Dutch waffles highly contaminated with mineral oils public; pledges more information access and transparency in future risk assessments

Foodwatch: German draft mineral oil ordinance not protective enough

Foodwatch criticizes new draft of German mineral oil ordinance; requests lower SML for MOAH, mandatory functional barriers for all paper and board food packaging, strict limit levels for MOSH and MOAH in food

New draft of German mineral oil ordinance

German authorities publish draft ordinance restricting the migration of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons; no limit for mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons included

Recall of Dutch waffles highly contaminated with mineral oils

Dutch waffles recalled in Belgium and the Netherlands due to contamination with MOAH and MOSH at levels of up to 190 ppm and exceeding 1,000 ppm, respectively; exact source of contamination not known

FPF Workshop 2017: Save the date!

Food Packaging Forum holds 5th annual workshop on October 5, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland; first speakers and topics announced

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

EU working group on FCMs: New meeting minutes

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, EU measure on printed FCMs, plastic recycling, and monitoring of mineral oils in food and FCMs

EU to monitor mineral oil hydrocarbons in food

EU Commission adopts recommendation to monitor mineral oil hydrocarbons in food and in materials and articles intended for food contact; 2017-2018 monitoring data to be submitted to EFSA by February 2019

Conference: NIAS and mineral oils in FCMs

Italian Institute of Packaging hosts conference on NIAS and mineral oils in food contact materials on March 29-30, 2017 in Munich

EU working group on FCMs: New meeting summary

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses migration testing guidelines, 7th amendment to plastic FCM regulation, mineral oil migration, authorization of recycling processes, and EFSA opinion on safety assessment of FCMs