On November 26, 2018, at 03:00 pm CET (Central European Time), the Food Packaging Forum (FPF) will hold a public webinar on prioritization of potentially genotoxic substances in printed paper and board food contact materials (FCMs) using non-animal methods.

Substances used in printed paper and board FCMs are currently not subject to specific harmonized EU legislation. However, these compounds may migrate into food or drinks and cause adverse human health effects, including cancer. In this webinar, a prioritization strategy for their in-depth safety assessment, established by combining knowledge from in vitro, in silico and existing experimental studies, is presented.

Guest speaker Melissa Van Bossuyt is a toxicologist at Sciensano, the new Belgian federal scientific institute conducting research on public and animal health as well as on environmental issues – under the framework of the One Health principle. After her talk, there will be time for questions.

For more information and registration, please visit the event website.

UPDATE: A peer-reviewed article reporting the findings presented in this webinar has now been published in the peer-reviewed journal ALTEX.


Van Bossuyt et al. (November 28, 2018). “Prioritizing substances of genotoxic concern for in-depth safety evaluation using non-animal approaches.ALTEX (published November 28, 2018).