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Sweden to propose BPA analogue as SVHC

Swedish Chemicals Agency will propose 4,4′-isobutylethylidenediphenol as substance of very high concern to avoid regrettable substitution of bisphenol A

Many unknowns about biodegradable plastics

New scientific review points out shortcomings in biodegradability standards for plastics; lack of toxicity testing; no account for effects of plastic additives, microplastics formation

France vs. EU: Ban on BPA in FCMs

Internal briefing document reveals EU Commission’s past intention for legal action against France’s ban of bisphenol A in food contact materials; Commission-internal disagreements put case on hold

Plastic use and exposure to estrogenic chemicals

U.S. pilot study asks participants to reduce plastic use related to food purchase, preparation, storage; blood samples indicate decrease in total estrogenic activity after changing plastic use behavior

France may ban titanium dioxide nanoparticles in food

French government proposes general ban on titanium dioxide nanoparticles in food products starting 2020

FPF Webinar: Brand owners tackle chemicals of concern in food packaging

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on brand owners’ list of best practices regarding chemicals of concern in food packaging, to be held on June 11, 2018

What chemicals are in plastic packaging?

Research project on hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging identifies substances most hazardous for human health and environment; many knowledge gaps remain; first results presented at SETAC Europe

EFSA selects new scientific experts

EFSA publishes list of scientific experts for renewal of its scientific panels; CEF Panel to be replaced by new Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP)

Food Packaging & Health

Mineral oil hydrocarbons

Mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs) are commonly measured in food and…

EU Parliament Report on FCMs

In October 2016, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on…

Can coatings

Epoxy-based can coatings are currently being replaced by alternatives because…

Adverse outcome pathways

Adverse outcome pathway (AOP) describes the sequence of events linking…

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

While few perfluorinated compounds have been phased out due to…

Silicones

Silicones are an exclusive class of polymers broadly used in…

Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling processes, regulations, market data and safety issues addressed

Biocides

Definition, applications, regulation and health hazards of biocides used in/on…

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Mineral oil hydrocarbons

Food Packaging Forum’s dossier and summary article on mineral oil hydrocarbons published

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