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SIN List update includes 20 food contact chemicals

ChemSec announces major update to Substitute It Now (SIN) List, adds 47 new chemicals including including persistent, mobile, and toxic substances, carbon nanotubes; announcement event brings together stakeholders to discuss clean circular economy

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EFSA opinion on wood flour and fibres

EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) concludes that information supporting the current authorization of wood flour and fibres for use in plastic food contact materials is ‘insufficient’; criteria for future evaluations of plant materials for use as plastics additives address migration and toxicological evaluation of migrants

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JRC report on science for food

European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) launches report on science for food; publication to inform pending Farm to Fork Strategy; includes overview of JRC’s previous and current work on food contact materials