New report on PFASs in FCMs

Study by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and Toxic-Free Future shows some U.S. paper food packaging items likely contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances; call on retailers and governments to take actions

Opinion: Current chemical policy unsustainable

Thomas Zoeller from the Massachusetts University, U.S., warns that, unless status quo chemical policy is soon changed to become more protective, health effects of chemical exposures ‘will persist for generations’

Webinar on PFASs in food packaging

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and Toxic-Free Future present new report on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in U.S. food contact materials on December 11, 2018; registration for webinar now open

Canada to update chemicals management

Canadian public health department opens public consultation to define ‘vulnerable populations,’ aims to improve chemicals management with future consultations on endocrine disruptors and mixture toxicity

Meta-analysis of BPA’s link to diabetes

Meta-analysis of epidemiological studies finds positive association between BPA exposure and type 2 diabetes risk

CHE webinar on plastic food packaging

Collaborative on Health and the Environment holds webinar on Plastic food packaging within its Plastics and health series

FPF Webinar on prioritizing potential genotoxics in FCMs

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on prioritization of potentially genotoxic substances in printed paper and board food contact materials, to be held on November 26, 2018

Documentary on EDCs in food packaging

New documentary explains endocrine disruption, highlights presence of endocrine disruptors in food packaging, presents possible solutions to reduce exposure

EU Commission presents EDC strategy

European Commission publishes communication outlining the EU’s strategic approach to managing endocrine disruptors; NGOs criticize lack of specific actions and missing timeline to reduce EDC exposure

FPF Webinar on food additives and child health

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ report and policy statement on child health effects of direct and indirect food additives, to be held on November 12, 2018