FPF Workshop 2018: Assessing the safety of food packaging

Experts identify challenges for risk assessment and management of food contact chemicals, present toxicity tests and analytical tools for safer food packaging

2019 ILSI NA workshop on FCMs

ILSI North America hosts international conference on scientific advances and challenges in safety evaluation of food packaging materials, April 2-3, 2019; deadline for submitting abstracts is September 14, 2019; registration now open

Prioritization of NIAS for risk assessment

Scientists propose strategy to prioritize non-intentionally added substances detected by non-targeted screening in paperboard FCMs for risk assessment based on exposure estimates and in silico predictions of toxicity

Quantifying migration of whitening agents from plastics

EU reference laboratory for FCMs develops analytical method for quantification of fluorescent whitening agents migrating from plastic beverage cups

Conference on monitoring food and environment

40th International Conference on Environmental & Food Monitoring will cover a broad range of topics on chemical safety of food, June 19-22, 2018 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

FPF webinar on prioritizing unknown substances: Video online

Food Packaging Forum held webinar on prioritization methods for unknown chemicals in food contact articles on February 8, 2018; video recording and presentation slides now available

Standard methods for measuring microplastics needed

New study by Danish Environmental Protection Agency highlights need for standardized analytical methods to capture small and large microplastic particles

Definition of nanoplastics

Scientists propose defining nanoplastics as unintentionally produced particles sized between 1 to 1000 nm and exhibiting colloidal behavior, discuss future research needs

FPF webinar on prioritization of unknown substances

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on prioritization methods for unknown chemicals in food contact articles to be held February 8, 2018

PAHs in polystyrene FCMs

Scientists detect polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in polystyrene FCMs; PAHs could be formed during production or absorbed during use; PAH contamination may require special attention to ensure safety of polystyrene FCMs