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

Biocides in FCMs: legal follow-ups needed

Authorization of biocides discussed at the Biocides Symposium ’15 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

ECHA publishes list of pending biocidal applications

List published to increase transparency and raise awareness among companies

Biocides symposium 2015

Symposium on authorization of biocidal products to be held on May 11-13, 2015, use of biocides in FCMs will be discussed

ECHA biocides committee adopts 13 opinions

Opinions cover five active substances, hydrogen peroxide approved under product-type 4 as food and feed area disinfectant

Common biocides cause reproductive problems in mice

Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) used in food processing plants affect fertility and fecundity

New FPF report: Biocides and food contact materials

Food Packaging Forum summarizes the application, regulation and health hazards of biocides

US Regulation of antimicrobials

Consultant clarifies US FDA and EPA jurisdiction of antimicrobials used in food contact materials

DG SANCO stakeholder meeting on FCMs

European Commission holds working group meeting on food contact materials with stakeholders from Member States, industry and public interest.

Experts declare FCM substance a likely carcinogen

US National Toxicology Panel revises draft Reports of Carcinogens, food contact substance pentachlorophenol status lowered to likely human carcinogen