Extending the use of bioplastics in food packaging

New study reviews the application of bioplastics in food packaging: coating, blending and chemical/physical modification can improve functionality, migration issues still to be resolved

New FPF report: Bioplastics in food packaging

Coating, blending, and chemical/physical modifications can improve properties of bioplastics, migration issues not addressed

Nature: FDA to issue GRAS guidance

The science journal editorial comments that US oversight of food additives is contaminated, FDA responds with new guidance plans

New food testing market analysis

Market analyst RNCOS publishes new report, reviews developments in US, Europe, India and China

Toxicologists respond to Pew Trusts studies

Food Navigator USA article addresses food additive system criticism, states the analysis lacks differentiation

May French BPA action lead to EU-wide ban?

Legal consultants from Hogan Lovells review BPA ban in France

Safety of food additives questioned

Knowledge gaps for 80% of food additives, including food contact substances, hinder proper safety assessment and may be a public health problem, finds new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts scientists

New Food Packaging Forum report on the TTC

Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC): a safe alternative for risk assessment?

EFSA head of packaging unit confirmed as speaker

TTC workshop coming up, updated speaker line-up includes Claudia Heppner, EFSA, and Olwenn Martin, Brunel University

BPA feminizes digit ratios in rats

New study finds BPA to feminize male rat offspring, rat paws a promising biomarker for the study of EDCs