CEP Panel: 2nd plenary meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel held 2nd plenary meeting on September 26-27, 2018; new food contact substances, PET recycling processes, evaluation of FCM legislation, updated risk assessment for phthalates discussed

EFSA BPA reevaluation: 2nd meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel Working Group on BPA safety reevaluation holds 2nd meeting; minutes available online

CEP: Open 3rd plenary meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel to hold 3rd plenary meeting on October 23-25, 2018, open to observers; registration for in-person attendance open until October 12, 2018; registration deadline for webstream October 22, 2018

New EFSA phthalates working group: 1st meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on phthalates reassesses safety of DBP, BBP and DEHP for food contact plastics; new meeting minutes now available online

EFSA BPA reevaluation: 1st meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel Working Group on BPA safety reevaluation holds 1st meeting; minutes available online

EFSA conference 2018: Engaging society

Presentations at EFSA conference 2018 address current challenges in societal engagement, inequalities limiting participation of citizens and NGOs in science and regulation in the EU

EFSA conference 2018: Human health

Presentations at EFSA conference 2018 address advances and challenges in human health risk assessment; NTP official confirms that there will be a third CLARITY-BPA report integrating academic and regulatory studies

EFSA conference 2018: Values in risk assessment

Opening session at EFSA conference 2018 addresses recognition and management of values in risk assessment and decision making, discusses factors important for fit-for-purpose risk assessment

EFSA: Update on BPA reassessment

New working group of EFSA’s CEP Panel to commence evaluation of BPA hazard studies in September 2018; finalization of new BPA hazard assessment foreseen for 2020

EU authorization of PET recycling for FCMs coming soon

Euractiv article discusses imminent authorization of plastic recycling processes for food contact by EU Commission; concerns about chemical contamination and migration remain; adoption foreseen by end of 2018