Toxic napkins

CHEM Trust revisits issue of paper napkin contamination by primary aromatic amines used in ink production, calls for improved regulation of chemicals in food contact paper and inks

Non-harmonized FCMs and plastic recycling

Smithers Pira 2017 conference on plastic and paper in contact with food covers initiatives by industry associations and recycling of plastic FCMs

Discussing FCM regulation in the EU

Speakers at 2017 Smithers Pira “Plastics & Paper” conference summarize recent developments in EU FCM regulation landscape, discuss EU Commission’s proposal for printed FCMs

EU technical expert group for FCMs: Meeting presentations

DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs discusses baseline study on non-harmonized FCMs, EU measure on printed FCMs, and 10th amendment to plastics regulation; presentations now available

EFSA: 5th FIP network meeting on FCMs

EFSA’s Food Ingredients and Packaging Scientific Network held fifth meeting on food contact materials on July 10-11, 2017; discussions focused on evaluating printing inks for FCMs

EC’s proposal for regulating printed FCMs

EU Commission publishes proposal for new regulatory approach for Union measure on printed FCMs, discussed during May 2017 meeting of working group on FCMs with Member States

Information about PAAs in printing inks

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers frequently asked questions about printing inks and primary aromatic amines in FCMs, recommends setting lowered migration limits for carcinogenic PAAs

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

EFSA working group on FCMs: 24th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on FCMs now available online

EU working group on FCMs: Meeting minutes

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses fluorinated substances in food packaging, supply chain survey, roadmap for evaluating FCM framework regulation, monitoring of mineral oils, Union Measure on printed FCMs