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Fitness check of non-REACH chemical policies

EU Commission publishes results of fitness check for EU’s chemicals policies (excluding REACH), confirms ‘high level of protection’ provided by current legislation, acknowledges implementation challenges

Disagreement over ECHA’s SVHC database

Opposing positions taken by industry, NGOs, scientific expert with regard to ECHA’s planned database on SVHCs in products

Chemical migration from plastic FCMs in China

Chinese scientists analyze migration from 120 domestic plastic FCM products; only 13% of detected migrants listed on EU positive list for plastic FCMs; widespread detection of antioxidant precursor 2,4-DTBP

ILSI report on food packaging adhesives

International Life Sciences Institute’s Packaging Materials task force publishes report on adhesives for food packaging applications

Many REACH registrations non-compliant

Study by German authorities finds 32% of high production volume chemicals non-compliant with REACH safety data requirements; 31% compliant, rest uncertain; European Environmental Bureau suggests actions for improvement

Discussing database on SVHCs in products

Manufacturers criticize ECHA’s proposal for database of SVHCs in products; recycling industry welcomes the idea but is concerned about lack of coverage for products already marketed; ECHA to hold a workshop on SVHC database on October 22-23, 2018

Vietnam tightens enforcement for FCMs

Vietnamese decree specifies fines and other actions to penalize production or import of unsafe food packaging

ChemSec: Actions after REACH review?

International Chemical Secretariat criticizes action points outlined by EU Commission following its latest REACH review, laments lack of measurable actions, failure to address industry-caused delays and non-compliance

FPF Webinar on brand owners’ best practices: Proceedings online

Food Packaging Forum held webinar on brand owners’ product stewardship for food packaging, June 11, 2018; video recording and presentation slides now available

FPF Webinar: Brand owners tackle chemicals of concern

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on brand owners’ list of best practices regarding chemicals of concern in food packaging, to be held on June 11, 2018

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