Proficiency test for cyclic oligomers analysis

EU Reference Laboratory for FCMs reports ‘satisfactory’ results of proficiency test focused on determination of cyclic oligomers from PET and PBT by national laboratories and control authorities

Human exposure to BPA systematically underestimated

New study shows that different measurement methods lead to large discrepancies in BPA human body burdens; human population exposed to higher levels of BPA than estimated using standard method; human health risk of BPA likely underestimated

7th International Symposium on Food Packaging

ILSI Europe to host conference on November 18-20, 2020 in Barcelona; topics include advancement in analytical techniques, toxicity prediction, risk assessment, FCMs in circular economy; abstracts now being accepted for presentations

FDA updating FCM risk assessment

ILSI North America holds first public food packaging conference; several FDA speakers shared updates from ongoing work in pre- and post-market FCM risk assessment

Review of NIAS analytics in paper FCMs

Scientists review sources of non-intentionally added substances in paper and board food contact materials, discuss migration studies, analytical approaches, research needs

JRC informs about chemicals in food packaging

EU Joint Research Centre highlights Commission’s efforts in ensuring safety of food contact materials in new 2-page document

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, 2018; 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