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

Microplastics in human stool

Scientists detect microplastics in every human stool sample collected in eight countries, call for further research to better understand influence on gastrointestinal health

Environmental exposures and diabetes

Scientists find parabens, bisphenols, benzophenone exposure associated with increased diabetes risk; review discusses potential mechanisms involved

Health effects of perchlorate exposure

Review of perchlorate’s human health effects finds ‘mixed results’ regarding neurodevelopment; Austrian assessment of dietary perchlorate exposure finds exceedance of tolerable daily intake levels for high consumption; recent studies address effects in newborns, other effects

Ames test insufficient for genotoxicity of FCMs

Scientists deem Ames test unsuitable as standalone method to evaluate genotoxicity of FCM migrates, suggest complementing it with chemical information

FCM analysis at BioDetectors conference 2018

11th BioDetectors conference addresses use of cell-based bioassays in food contact material safety analysis