EFSA shares data

European Food Safety Authority publishes report outlining approach and future plans for data sharing

EFSA: Communicating uncertainty

European Food Safety Authority publishes guidance on communicating uncertainty to complement previously published guidance on uncertainty analysis in scientific assessments

Health risks of chemicals in consumer products

Review article concludes that peer-reviewed literature on chemicals and health tends to focus on already-known chemicals and lacks predictive power; authors call for more explorative research given the multitude of little-studied chemicals

EFSA: Genotoxicity of mixtures

European Food Safety Authority publishes statement on genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures

Health effects of PFAS exposure

Epidemiologists examine possible associations between PFAS exposure and metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, fetal and child development

Swiss industry discusses packaging of the future

Trade association’s annual conference 2019 zooms in on criteria for future-proof packaging solutions, focuses on recycling and consumer education

Nestlé steps towards packaging commitment

Food and beverage company Nestlé outlines specific steps in reaching its commitment of 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

EU statement on emerging health issues

EU Commission’s Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks publishes statement and position paper on emerging health and environmental issues

NGO awaits response on perchlorate

NGO requests response from U.S Food and Drug Administration eighteen months after submitting objection on continued use of perchlorate in food packaging

4 new PAHs on SVHC list

European Chemicals Agency includes 6 new chemicals, 4 of them polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, in the candidate list of substances of very high concern