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

EU assesses chemicals of potential concern

European Member States assess risk management options for BPA and other substances relevant for food contact materials

In vitro testing of FCMs: Current science and future challenges

New scientific study by FPF summarizes research on alternative toxicity testing of FCMs, finds approach promising and feasible; sample preparation methods need to be optimized and standardized; employed assays should be of clear human health relevance

International food contact compliance conference

Italian Institute of Packaging holds 4th International Conference on Food Contact Compliance on September 20-22, 2017 in Baveno, Italy; program and registration now online

FPF Workshop 2017: Program and registration online

Event program and registration for Food Packaging Forum’s annual workshop now online; live webcast available; register before September 28, 2017!

Optimizing analytics for quantification of unknown substances

Scientists propose a method for semi-quantification of unknown substances; exemplify significance of various technical parameters; demonstrate method performance with paperboard FCM extract

EU plastic converters discuss risk assessment of FCMs

Food Contact Plastics Seminar highlights NIAS, printing inks, provides regulatory updates

Conference report: Towards a non-toxic future

Stakeholder conference held by Danish Ministry delivers recommendations for future EU chemicals regulation; conference report 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

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