CEF Panel: 75th plenary meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel discusses PET recycling processes, new mandate for evaluating food contact chemical, safety assessment of phthalates and BPA in FCMs at 75th plenary meeting, held June 5-7, 2018

EFSA: Public consultation on assessing chemical mixtures

EFSA releases draft guidance documents on risk and genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures; public consultations open until September 15 and September 9, 2018

EFSA working group on phthalates: 4th 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

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 23rd meeting

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

EFSA working group on FCMs: 29th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on food contact materials now available online

Endocrine Society criticizes EU’s EDC strategy

Endocrine Society deems EU’s EDC criteria insufficient to protect public health, EDC guidance too restrictive, calls for extending EDC strategy to cover more product groups, including FCMs, and to protect most vulnerable populations, such as fetuses, children, adolescents

EDC guidance document published

EFSA and ECHA release pre-publication version of guidance for implementation of criteria to identify endocrine disruptors; guidance applies to biocides from June 7, 2018 and to pesticides from November 10, 2018

EFSA selects new scientific experts

EFSA publishes list of scientific experts for renewal of its scientific panels; CEF Panel to be replaced by new Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP)

EFSA working group on phthalates: 3rd 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

EFSA seeks feedback on communicating uncertainty

EFSA publishes draft guidance on communication of uncertainty in scientific assessments; public consultation open until June 24, 2018