Webinar: PFASs in food packaging

Cancer-Free Economy Network holds webinar on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in paper-based foodservice packaging on March 28, 2018; registration now open

In vitro tests for toxicological profiling of FCMs

In vitro assays demonstrate significant biological activity in extracts from diverse food contact articles made of paper and board; bioassays expected to become accepted tool for assessment of FCM safety

Webinar on toxicity of paper and board FCMs

Collaborative on Health and the Environment holds webinar on in vitro testing of paper and board food contact materials, January 18, 2018; registration now open

FPF speaker spotlight: Melissa Van Bossuyt

Melissa Van Bossuyt of the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health introduces priority setting strategy for chemicals in printed paper and board FCMs at Food Packaging Forum’s 2017 Workshop

BfR informs about mineral oil migration

German risk assessment institute answers frequently asked questions about mineral oil migration from cardboard food packaging, recommends using virgin fibers, mineral-oil-free printing inks, functional barriers

Paper and board in contact with food

Experts from paper and board manufacturers and chemical industry discuss legal requirements, challenges in the supply chain and during recycling

Conference: Paper and board FCMs in a circular economy

Belgian trade association of paper and board processing industries holds conference on November 17, 2017 in Brussels; focus on use of recycled materials for food contact

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

Hazardous chemicals in different materials

Swedish Chemicals Agency to map hazardous substances in rubber, silicone, paper and board, targeting chemicals of concern not yet regulated in the EU

Chicago taxes paper and plastic bags

City of Chicago introduced tax on paper and plastic checkout bags in February 2017; tax collections and research show shoppers are using less bags, indicating behavioral change