Draft toxicity assessment for GenX and PFBS

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency releases draft toxicity assessments for fluorinated substances ‘GenX chemicals’ and PFBS, used as replacements for PFOA and PFOS; public comments accepted for 60 days after publication in Federal Register

FDA to de-authorize 26 phthalates

U.S. Food and Drug Administration opens public comment period on revoking approvals for using 26 ortho-phthalates in food contact applications due to abandonment of use by industry; public comments accepted until January 14, 2019

Opinion: SVHC database not ‘crazy’

NGO ChemSec positively comments on the SVHC database being developed by European Chemistry Agency, calls on industry to invest in transparency and ‘think outside of the box’

EFSA: Consultation on TTC guidance

EFSA opens public consultation for guidance on using threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) in food safety assessment; public comments to be provided until January 8, 2019

Substitution analysis for plastic packaging

Life cycle assessment study commissioned by American Chemistry Council finds packaging plastics to have more favorable environmental profile than alternatives made of glass, metal, paper, textile, wood

Lower BPA limit for baby soothers

European Committee for Standardization (CEN) lowers migration limit for bisphenol A in baby soothers to 0.01 mg/L

CHE webinar on plastic food packaging

Collaborative on Health and the Environment holds webinar on Plastic food packaging within its Plastics and health series

EFSA assesses liquid absorber for use in FCMs

EFSA’s CEP Panel considers polyacrylic acid, sodium salt, cross‐linked safe for use in plastic food contact materials under certain conditions and for indirect food contact only

Microplastics in aquatic environment

Microplastics2018 conference addresses sources, fate, effects of microplastics in waste water and aquatic ecosystems

FPF Webinar on prioritizing potential genotoxics in FCMs

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on prioritization of potentially genotoxic substances in printed paper and board food contact materials, to be held on November 26, 2018