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Californian District Court holds acrylamide lawsuits

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California grants preliminary injunction halting new lawsuits to enforce the Proposition 65 warning requirement for acrylamide in food and beverages; Californian Chamber of Commerce claims no scientific consensus, argues labels misleading consumers, unconstitutionally forcing speech; only applies to new acrylamide lawsuits; motion for summary judgment denied

China consults on two new substances in FCMs

National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) opens public consultation on use of polyethylene in polyoxymethylene plastics and 2-propenoic acid, polymer with 1,3-butadiene and ethenyl benzene for use in adhesives

Draft Chinese FCM adhesives standard

Chinese National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment publishes draft standard for adhesives used in food contact materials; includes positive list of base polymers, maximum use amount, migration limits; public consultation open until July 20, 2019

Restriction of 6 PFASs progresses

ECHA’s risk assessment and socio-economic committees agree with restriction proposal for 6 per- and polyfluorinated substances; CLP classifications adopted for four other FCM-relevant substances

ILSI report on food packaging adhesives

International Life Sciences Institute’s Packaging Materials task force publishes report on adhesives for food packaging applications

New Chinese standards for inks and adhesives coming soon

China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment drafts new standards for food contact adhesives and printing inks, revises other existing standards

China authorizes new substances for food contact

Chinese National Health Commission approves 4 substances for use in coatings and as adhesive, expands use of 2 existing food contact chemicals

FPF webinar on reprotoxic food contact chemicals: Proceedings online

Food Packaging Forum held webinar on food contact chemical surfynol and its reprotoxic properties on March 27, 2018; video recording and presentation slides now available

FPF webinar on reprotoxic food contact chemicals

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on food contact chemical surfynol and its reprotoxic properties that will be held on March 27, 2018

Common food contact chemical causes reproductive failure

Scientists demonstrate migration and sperm-related reproductive toxicity of surfynol, a surfactant commonly used in adhesives employed in multilayer food packaging

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