First World Food Safety Day

Celebrating the first ever World Food Safety Day, EFSA publishes results of EU consumer survey on food safety, BfR holds event on microplastics

EFSA guidance on using TTC

EFSA publishes guidance on using the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach in food safety assessment

EFSA phthalates working group: 10th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on phthalates reviews summary statistics on the outcome of a public consultation on draft opinion of DBP, BBP, DEHP, DINP, DIDP; focus placed on reviewing comments related to the exposure assessment

EFSA FCM working group: 5th meeting

Minutes of the 5th meeting of EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on food contact materials now available online; continues risk-assessing several new FCMs, presents extensive summary of views on the current framework regulation

EFSA: Safety assessment alkyl ester polymer

Published safety assessment finds co-polymer containing modified C10-16 alkyl esters safe for use in food contact plastics under set conditions

Risk evaluation of RASFF notifications

EFSA proposes methodology for evaluating risks posed by food contaminants detected in RASFF, addresses toxicological properties and dietary exposure, develops Rapid Assessment of Contaminant Exposure (RACE) tool

Broader authorization for PHBH

EU Commission notifies next amendment to Regulation (EU) 10/2011 to extend authorization conditions for poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R)-3-hydroxyhexanoate to be used in manufacturing plastics for contact with all foods

EFSA recycling plastics group: 5th meeting

Minutes of the 5th meeting of EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

EFSA phthalates working group: 9th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on phthalates reviews comments received during public consultation on draft opinion of DBP, BBP, DEHP, DINP, DIDP; revisions and responses to comments to be discussed in future meeting

EFSA: Safety of ‘Alimpet’ and ‘Texplast’ processes

EFSA’s CEP Panel considers PET recycled through ‘Alimpet’ or ‘Texplast’ processes to be safe for use in food contact applications not involving heating in microwave or conventional ovens