Canadian survey detects BPA in 1.5% of samples; BPA migration not considered a public health concern
Canadian public health department opens public consultation to define ‘vulnerable populations,’ aims to improve chemicals management with future consultations on endocrine disruptors and mixture toxicity
Chemical Watch holds 2nd conference on American food contact regulations, March 19-20, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Canadian nanomaterials manufacturers required to provide extensive data on their products by February 2016
Health Canada publishes updated document to support identification of substances with low human health hazard potential; application demonstrated through subset of 14 substances
Bisphenol A is widely used in plastic consumer products, including food packaging. It likely has been the most controversial substance of the last decade. The Food Packaging Forum provides a background article of application, toxicity and regulation of BPA as well as giving a summary of the most debated issues in the research of BPA.
Mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs) are commonly measured in food and human tissues; food contact materials present an important source of MOHs; toxic properties and bioaccumulation potential of MOHs reason for concern
Danish EPA launches public consultation phase on draft order, registry not to be publicly accessible
Ahold Delhaize USA to restrict chemicals of concern from private label products across all stores; targets chemicals including PFAS, BPA, phthalates; plans to increase testing to ensure compliance and partner with suppliers to identify contamination sources