Cautious use of recycled plastics in food packaging

EU plastics strategy promotes using recycled plastics in food packaging, however food safety needs to be guaranteed, Euractiv article illustrates

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 22nd meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

EFSA working group on phthalates: 2nd meeting

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

CEF Panel: 74th plenary meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel discusses PET recycling processes and new mandates for evaluating food contact chemicals at 74th plenary meeting held March 7-8, 2018

EFSA report on evidence integration

EFSA publishes report of its colloquium on evidence integration in chemical risk assessment, held October 25-26, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal

Implementation of EDC criteria for biocides

EU biocides authorities settle how criteria to identify endocrine disruptors for biocides will be realized; criteria to apply from June 7, 2018; ECHA and EFSA prepare final guidance document

EFSA: Guidelines on public consultations

EFSA publishes guidelines it follows when consulting on its scientific outputs

EFSA Nano Network report 2017

EFSA’s Network for Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed contributes to draft nano-guidance; annual report now available online

Opinion: EFSA’s draft nano-guidance too braod

Nanotechnology Industries Association comments on EFSA’s draft guidance on risk assessment of nanomaterials, deems scope too general and requirements too conservative

EFSA working group on phthalates: 1st meeting

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