PET bottle value chain addresses NIAS compliance

European PET industry associations form group to focus on regulatory compliance of PET food packaging regarding non-intentionally added substances

In vitro bioassays for FCMs

Austrian research institute for chemistry and technology holds information event on bioassays for food contact materials on March 8, 2017 in Vienna

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

Interlaboratory comparison of migration testing: Quantification

EU Reference Laboratory for FCMs publishes a report on interlaboratory comparison for testing the migration of caprolactam, and 2,4-di-tert butyl phenol; over 80% of returned test results considered satisfactory

Mineral oils: Toxicity, exposure possibly underestimated

Scientific study compares accumulation of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) in rats to humans; findings imply that current acceptable daily intake for MOSH may be set too high and current human exposure is underestimated

Towards a non-toxic future

Danish Ministry holds expert stakeholder workshop to discuss chemical policy; presentations available online; recommendations made for EU Commission

ILSI NA workshop on FCMs

Videos of presentations and panel discussions held at ILSI North America workshop on safety evaluation of FCMs in September 2016 are now available online

FPF Workshop 2016: Enforcement, migration, and BPA

Enforcement of migration limits, industry standards, and research collaboration between regulators and academics to investigate BPA’s low-dose toxicity discussed at the FPF 2016 workshop

EFSA: 3rd FIP network meeting on FCMs

EFSA’s Food Ingredients and Packaging Scientific Network held third meeting on food contact materials on May 24-26, 2016 in Parma, Italy

Unknowns about drinking water pipes

Ensia article informs about plastic water piping material PEX; discusses what is known and unknown about the material’s composition and what leaches out into water