Food company ConAgra removes BPA from its cans; non-profit organizations raise concern over safety of BPA-replacements and ask for removal of BPA from all food packaging
The New Statesman reports on asbestos industry and its victims; some types of asbestos also authorized for food contact materials in US
Chipotle restaurants aim to phase out per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from packaging by the end of 2021, follows commitments made in early 2020; PFAS already eliminated from burrito bowls in the US, Canada, and soon Europe; company is working with suppliers to prioritize food safety in all parts of packaging production
The Food Packaging Forum is leading a multi-partner research project on “Food Contact Chemicals and Human Health.” The project runs from 2018 through 2021.
EU recycling targets for municipal waste under discussion; Germany proposes new calculation method and data collection before introducing targets under the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy
New plastic Tritan™ shown to contain traces of BPA and benzylbutyl phthalate, no endocrine disrupting effects found for total migrate