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)

South Africa to combat plastic pollution

South Africa announces new ‘Source to Sea’ initiative to fight plastic pollution, considers actions on microbeads and single-use plastics, plans to boost recycling and consumer awareness

Mechanical seals risk food contamination

Ensuring compliance of seals used in food production equipment is essential for food production safety

New initiative: Planet or plastic?

National Geographic launces initiative ‘Planet or Plastic?’ focusing on environmental impact of single-use plastics, releases dedicated June issue

NGOs push for EU strategy on EDCs

EDC-free Europe coalition urges EU Commission to update its strategy on endocrine disruptors

Food packaging in the circular economy

New FPF scientific publication summarizes safety aspects of commonly used food packaging types after recycling, shows typical chemical contaminants, discusses further measures for safe food packaging in the circular economy

First reactions to draft EU measure on single-use plastics

Industry and NGOs express mixed opinions on EU Commission’s draft proposal to reduce single-use plastics

EU bottled water industry commits to more recycling

European Federation of Bottled Waters aims to increase collection of PET bottles from 60% to 90% and use 25% recycled PET in water bottles by 2025 as EU average