On March 8, 2017 the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology (OFI) is holding an information event on bioassays for food contact materials (FCMs) in Vienna, Austria. The event will cover the legal background for FCMs, the application of the Threshold Of Toxicological Concern (TTC) for unknown non-intentionally added substances (NIAS), the strategy of a food manufacturer regarding the application of in vitro bioassays for FCMs, and OFI’s results from an in vitro bioassay analysis of marketed samples. The event also marks the kick-off meeting of OFI’s project “MigraTox,” which will focus on the development, validation, and standardization of in vitro bioassay methods for the analysis of food packaging migrates. The event is free of charge. A detailed program and registration are available online.

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OFI (February 2017). “Invitation – Kick-off meeting project MigraTox and information event bioassays for food contact materials.(pdf)