EFSA working group updates: September 2019

Minutes from recent meetings of the EFSA working groups on BPS, BPA, FCMs, phthalates, and recycling plastic available

Summary of responses to EU FCM consultation

EU Commission publishes factual summaries of public consultation and SME panel survey on FCM regulation in the EU

EFSA’s activities on emerging risks

European Food Safety Authority publishes report summarizing activities related to emerging risk identification in 2018; considers food contact additives and related challenges of substituting materials

EFSA phthalates working group: 12th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on phthalates continues working to revise draft opinion of DBP, BBP, DEHP, DINP, DIDP

Discussions on uncertainty in risk analysis

EFSA publishes event report on the International Conference on Uncertainty in Risk Analysis held in February 2019; main conclusions drawn from conference focus on advocating training, scientists’ ethical responsibility, actively avoiding undetected uncertainty sources

EFSA consultation on chlorinated paraffins

European Food Safety Authority publishes draft scientific opinion on risks posed by chlorinated paraffins in food, opens public consultation until September 17, 2019

EFSA BPA re-evaluation: 11th meeting

EFSA CEP Panel publishes minutes of the 11th meeting of its working group on bisphenol A safety re-evaluation; experts discuss draft technical report of pilot phase, review results from ongoing evaluation of papers, identify need for expertise in toxicokinetic modeling

EFSA recycling plastics group: 6th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel’s working group on recycling plastics 2018-2021 continues discussing draft scientific opinions on several plastic recycling processes; minutes of the 6th meeting now available online

EFSA: 2nd meeting of BPS working group

Minutes of the 2nd meeting of EFSA’s working group on bisphenol S now available online; group provides recommendations for revision of report on chronic toxicity study, discusses toxicokinetic study results

Proceedings of EFSA conference 2018

Proceedings of European Food Safety Authority’s 3rd scientific conference held in September 2018 now published