EFSA FCM working group: 4th meeting

Minutes of the 4th meeting of EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on food contact materials now available online; WG continues risk-assessing several new FCMs, discusses prioritization of substances listed in the EU food contact plastics regulation without specific migration limits

Emerging chemical risks in food

Study by European Food Safety Authority identifies 212 substances fully registered under REACH to pose ‘potential chemical risks’ in the food chain

EFSA plastics recycling working group: 4th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on recycling plastics holds 4th meeting; minutes now available online

EFSA phthalates working group: 8th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on phthalates supports EFSA webinar on the risk assessment of phthalates used in plastic food contact materials; webinar now available to watch online

EFSA publishes mixtures methodology

European Food Safety Authority launches guidance on assessment of ‘combined effects’ of chemical mixtures in food and feed

EFSA BPA re-evaluation: 8th meeting

EFSA CEP Panel publishes minutes of the 8th meeting of its Working Group on bisphenol A safety re-evaluation; scoring approach to be tested for validation; more experts needed to cover metabolic and carcinogenic effects

Safety of ‘Jász‐Plasztik’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEP Panel considers PET made by recycling process ‘Jász‐Plasztik’ safe for up to 100% use in food contact materials and articles under specified conditions

Guidance on mineral oil hydrocarbons

EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre publishes guidance for sampling, analysis, and reporting of monitoring results for mineral oil hydrocarbons in food and food contact materials

EFSA BPA re-evaluation: 6th and 7th meetings

EFSA CEP Panel publishes minutes of the 6th and 7th meetings of its Working Group on BPA safety reevaluation; experts discuss appraisal methodology and scoring schemes, identify need for additional WG members to tackle reprotoxicity and neurotoxicity assessment

EFSA: updated opinion on FCM phthalates

Updated draft scientific opinion on risk assessment of DBP, BBP, DEHP, DINP, and DIDP in food contact materials published; webinar to be held on March 15 and public consultation open until April 14