EU working group on FCMs: Latest meeting summary

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses revision of ceramics directive, consults with industry and consumer organizations

Public FCM stakeholder forum?

EU Commission considers creating FCM stakeholder forum for public interest groups; forum to convene at least once a year to provide input on current and future regulations

Update: EDC criteria and guidance document

EU Commission publishes regulation on EDC criteria for biocides, to be applied from June 7, 2018; draft guidance to implement EDC criteria expected in early December 2017

Roadmap for evaluation of EU FCM regulation

EU Commission publishes roadmap for evaluation and fitness check of food contact materials regulation 1935/2004; stakeholder feedback accepted until December 26, 2017

Opinion: EU nano-observatory not ideal

European Trade Union Institute considers EU nanomaterial observatory insufficient monitoring tool, makes recommendations for improvement

Industry discontent with EU nano-definition

EU nanomaterial definition is too general and should not only focus on size, according to industry feedback; EU Commission to prepare draft changes and open new public consultation

Opinion: EU Commission’s secrecy on FCMs

Non-profit organization CHEM Trust criticizes EU Commission’s “secretive and industry-focused” approach to regulating food contact materials, requests more transparency and involvement of public interest groups

FCMs topic at EU parliamentary committee

EU Parliament’s Environment Committee exchanges views with the EU Commission on the regulation of food contact materials, requests quicker results and urges for more transparency

EU technical expert group for FCMs: Meeting presentations

DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs discusses baseline study on non-harmonized FCMs, EU measure on printed FCMs, and 10th amendment to plastics regulation; presentations now available

EU working group on FCMs: Meeting presentation

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses revision of ceramics directive and plastics recycling; meeting agenda and presentation now available