U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) publishes draft technical report investigating carcinogenicity of photostabilizing ingredient, finds ‘equivocal evidence of carcinogenic activity’; public peer review expert panel meeting set for December 12, 2019 with live webinar
Scientists determine key parameters for modeling migration of benzophenone and several other contaminants from low density polyethylene into food simulants and foodstuffs; propose revision of worst-case scenario values
German researchers detect UV filters in carton board packaging, food and food simulants; packaging surface per kg of food larger than regulatory default
FPF reports on new European study showing that inner bags can reduce overall migration, depending on material used
Austrian environmental protection organization finds infant feeding bottles to be BPA free but contaminated with other controversial chemicals, such as benzophenone.
Danish researchers have studied migration of benzophenone from paperboard into a solid food simulant and identified relative humidity as a critical factor that needs to be taken into account in migration modelling of compounds with aromatic groups.
A scientific review article published in the peer-reviewed journal Trends in Analytical Chemistry describes recent advances in the analysis of food packaging migrants.
UK survey finds eight different printing ink chemicals in food samples as well as their packaging