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Aquafina, Dasani water in aluminum cans

Beverage manufacturers PepsiCo and Coca-Cola both plan to release their flagship water brands in new packaging, including aluminum cans and bottles; new packaging to be rolled out in the U.S. through 2020

Aluminum migration from baking foils

Scientists measure leaching of aluminum into baked meat; higher amounts transferred from simple foil compared to foil with baking paper on inner surface

Consumers concerned about microplastics

More than half of German population concerned about microplastics in food, according to survey by German risk assessment institute; 45% worried about aluminum in food packaging

Health risks of aluminum FCMs

Scientists evaluate consumer health risks from food contact articles made of aluminum; tolerable weekly intake may be significantly exceeded with grill pans and camping cookware used with acidic foodstuffs

Nanoclay migration from FCM

Study investigates nanoclay migration from commercialized nanoclay-LDPE food bags; aluminum migrates in both dissolved and nanoparticle forms; also particles of assumed plastic origin found

Water in aluminum cans

U.S. spring water brands use re-sealable aluminum cans as an alternative to plastic bottles

DG SANTÉ consults with stakeholders

Directorate General Health and Food Safety holds first stakeholder meeting under new Commission leadership; amendment to Plastics Regulation, plastics recycling and Biocides Regulation discussed; changes to working group announced

Conference on aluminum exposure from FCMs

German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment holds conference on health risks of aluminum; addresses exposure from food contact materials, links to disease and exposure reduction

Europa: Chemicals to be evaluated 2014-2016

ECHA adopts substance evaluation plan for 2014-2016; includes several food contact substances

Food contact chemical burden linked to wealth

New study linking chemical body to socioeconomic status, necessary to reduce chemical burden of the poor and the wealthy

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