EFSA: 3rd FIP network meeting on FCMs

EFSA’s Food Ingredients and Packaging Scientific Network held third meeting on food contact materials on May 24-26, 2016 in Parma, Italy

Meetings of EU technical expert group for FCMs

DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs discusses amendment of plastic FCM regulation and authorization of recycling processes during meeting in April 2016; next meeting to be held on September 9, 2016

Reactions to EU EDC criteria

Industry, environment and health groups, as well as science community mostly express criticism and disappointment over European Commission’s proposal for EDC criteria

Controversy on EDC criteria in EU

Commissioners Andriukaitis and Vella discuss scientific criteria for identification of EDCs at press conference of EU Environment Council meeting; debate about potency continues

EDC criteria should be science-based

Endocrine Society meets European Commissioner, highlights EDCs as public health threat and urges Commissioner to adopt science-based criteria without potency cutoffs

Opinion: EDC criteria must be adopted now

European Consumer Organisation calls on EU Commissioner to adopt science-based criteria for endocrine disruptors now and not wait until summer 2016

EU FCM policy briefing

Non-profit organization HEAL publishes policy briefing on regulation of FCMs in the EU; prioritizes regulation of paper and board, varnishes and coatings, and printing inks; calls for ban of SVHCs and EDCs in food contact materials

Meeting of EU technical expert group for FCMs

Minutes of latest meeting of DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs available

EU Parliament debates EDCs

Scientific criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals will be out before the summer 2016, says EU Commissioner during plenary debate

Response to BPA roadmap

Health and Environment Alliance submits comments to Commission’s BPA roadmap, recommends banning all bisphenols with endocrine disrupting properties for FCMs