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.
Canadian government announces intention to consider per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as single class; will continue to support PFAS related research, collect information on how to implement approach, review implementation of other jurisdictions; plans to publish overview report in 2023; approach open for stakeholder feedback about challenges and opportunities
Oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol from olive leaves may protect from BPA-induced toxic effects in livers and kidneys
Plastic recycling processes, regulations, market data and safety issues addressed
UV filters are added to food packaging in order to protect the food packaging from degradation, as well as the food contained within from harmful UV light. UV filters may migrate into food stuff. They have been associated with endocrine activity, cancer and contact sensitization.
Government publishes draft screening assessment of 7 parabens, identifies 4 to present danger to human health or environment at current levels of exposure; proposed risk management published; findings open for public comment until May 13, 2020
Canadian government adds 3 substances relevant for food contact materials to country’s list of toxic substances
Common contaminants from printing inks
Health Canada reaffirmed its earlier conclusion that dietary exposure to Bisphenol A is not thought to pose a health risk