The EU study DEMOCOPHES measures environmental contaminants such as phthalates in hair and urine of mothers and children
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
The Austrian study Um-MuKi (Environment, mother, child) found lead and bisphenol A in the blood of mothers and children in Bratislava and Vienna
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.
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.
Final report of a German project on the extend of the presence of printing inks from packaging materials in food stuff published
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.
A new in silico study shows that the bisphenol A metabolite MBP has a higher affinity for both human estrogen receptors
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.