DEMOCOPHES: mothers and children exposed to harmful chemicals from food packaging

The EU study DEMOCOPHES measures environmental contaminants such as phthalates in hair and urine of mothers and children

EFSA to meet member states’ experts on BPA

On the 29 and 30 October EFSA will meet national experts to discuss information on previous and ongoing work on the safety assessment of bisphenol A

Bisphenol A and lead in mothers and children in Vienna and Bratislava

The Austrian study Um-MuKi (Environment, mother, child) found lead and bisphenol A in the blood of mothers and children in Bratislava and Vienna

Phthalates found to trigger early menopause

Study associates phthalates with 2 year earlier onset of menopause

EFSA opinion approves VACUREMA Prime® technology based PET recycling processes for food contact materials

EFSA approved the use of materials derived from four types of recycling processes of PET bottles in food contact materials intended for long term storage.

DEMOCOPHES: environmental contaminant burden in mothers and children in Berne, Switzerland

The Federal Office for Public Health in Switzerland (BAG) states that environmental contaminant burden of substances such as phthalates and cadmium found are not at levels that would pose a risk to public health.

Printing ink components identified in food stuff

Final report of a German project on the extend of the presence of printing inks from packaging materials in food stuff published

French proposal for Bisphenol A ban enters another round

The French senate adopted a legal proposition which would ban Bisphenol A in food packaging designated for children under three years of age. All other packaging intended to come into contact with food would have to state that this product is not suitable for pregnant women and children under three. The amendments made by the senate require now adoption by the French National Assembly. 

Bisphenol A metabolite possibly more potent new study suggests

A new in silico study shows that the bisphenol A metabolite MBP has a higher affinity for both human estrogen receptors

IFT meeting prioritizes safety of food packaging

Safety of food packaging is a priority topic at the upcoming annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) next July in Chicago, USA.