Novel bioassays to improve FCM safety testing

June 30, 2020  
Food Packaging Forum webinar features presentation from Alan Bergmann of the Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology on recent research developing novel bioassays to improve testing of food contact materials (FCMs); method improves sensitivity of detecting estrogenicity within complex mixtures of chemicals

Food packaging, reuse, and COVID-19

June 10, 2020  
Food Packaging Forum presentation provides an overview of the multi-stakeholder debate related to the safety of reusable food packaging during the COVID-19 pandemic; reviews calls for action from industry associations, NGOs, and recommendations from governments

Non-monotonicity of BPA

May 26, 2020  
Webinar features presentation from researchers at Tufts University discussing published study observing non-monotonic dose-responses in mammary gland development of rats from exposure to bisphenol A (BPA)

Key characteristics for identifying hazardous chemicals

May 7, 2020  
Martyn Smith from UC Berkeley presents on the development of sets of key characteristics to help identify hazardous chemicals; international working group of experts focuses on carcinogens, male and female reproductive toxicants, expanding work on other toxicants

Plastic Health Summit 2019

October 3, 2019  
Jane Muncke from the Food Packaging Forum presents on the chemicals that can be present in plastic food packaging and highlights the unknowns surrounding non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)

Chemicals in plastics: Toxicity and composition

September 24, 2019  
Learn more about the outcomes of a recent study investigating the in vitro toxicity and chemical composition of everyday plastic products

Silicones in food contact materials

June 25, 2019  
Birgit Geueke from the Food Packaging Forum presents on the use of silicones in food contact materials; provides overview of migration, human exposure, toxicity, and regulations

UNWRAPPED Conference on food packaging

June 12, 2019  
Scientists from the Food Packaging Forum present on materials and chemicals in food packaging at the UNWRAPPED Conference

Food Packaging Safety: Prioritization of hazardous substances

April 3, 2019  
Jane Muncke from the Food Packaging Forum presents on the prioritization of hazardous substances in food packaging at the 2019 ILSI North America food packaging conference

Fighting climate change with food packaging

March 5, 2019  
Climate Change Leadership Conference discusses the complexity of the chemicals in food packaging and hears about how being environmentally friendly involves more than just investigating carbon emissions

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