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Guide to PFAS-free foodservice ware

BizNGO network publishes fact sheet on hazards of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, recommendations on purchasing PFAS-free foodservice ware

HBM4EU finalizes second prioritization round

EU’s Human Biomonitoring Project finalizes second list of priority substances, adds acrylamide, diisocyanates, benzophenone UV filters, aprotic solvents, arsenic, lead, mercury

Call for stronger regulation on chemical mixtures

Scientists call for stronger regulation and better integration of different legislations in order to improve assessment of chemical mixtures’ risks

Life cycle analysis of marine litter

Industry-sponsored workshop brings together experts in marine biology and life cycle analysis for studying marine litter to select ‘best possible design and stewardship options’

Chemicals associated with plastic packaging

Study compiles database of chemicals associated with plastic packaging (CPPdb); at least 148 substances highly hazardous, many untested or unknown

EFSA updates OpenFoodTox database

European Food Safety Authority updates its OpenFoodTox database on chemical hazards with more chemicals and health-based guidance values, improves interface to facilitate data exploration

Four acrylates possibly carcinogenic

International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies four acrylates used in food contact materials as possibly carcinogenic to humans; American Chemistry Council criticizes the decision

NGOs comment on EC’s roadmap for EDCs

Health and Environment Alliance calls on EU Commission to include actions aimed at exposure reduction into its roadmap for EU framework on EDCs; CHEM Trust requests addressing EDCs across all EU legislations

Food Packaging & Health

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)

NIAS occur in all types of food contact materials, are…

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

Latest FPF report

Non-intentionally added substances

Updated FPF dossier and summary article on NIAS published

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