What’s new in bioplastics?

12th annual European Bioplastics conference discusses food brand owners’ use of bioplastics, biodegradable solutions for multilayer food packaging, and production of new polymer PEF

BfR forum on mineral oils

German Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) invites to forum on mineral oils; addresses analytical methods, toxicology, risk assessment and regulation of mineral oils

Conference: Sustainability in packaging

Smithers Pira held “Sustainability in Packaging Europe” event on October 24-26, 2017 in Barcelona; speakers addressed plastic and packaging waste, packaging design, food waste, packaging machinery, and food brands’ activities

Event: Different materials in the circular economy

European Glass Container Industry celebrates 40th anniversary and hosts event to discuss material-strategy of circular economy with experts, December 5, 2017 in Brussels

Symposium on challenges in risk assessment

BfR, NIFDS, ANSES and DTU host joint international symposium on risk assessment and consumer health protection, November 30-December 1, 2017 in Berlin; registration open until November 24, 2017

Webinar on new Indian food and packaging regulations

Grocery Manufacturers Association hosts free webinar on November 15, 2017, focusing on Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s new regulations on food labeling, additives and packaging

Conference: PET in the circular economy

Petcore Europe holds annual conference on February 7-8, 2018 in Brussels; focus on strategies for PET in the circular economy; registration now open

Conference: Paper and board FCMs in a circular economy

Belgian trade association of paper and board processing industries holds conference on November 17, 2017 in Brussels; focus on use of recycled materials for food contact

Integrating evidence in risk assessment

EFSA and Evidence-based Toxicology Collaboration (EBTC) hold joint colloquium on evidence integration in risk assessment; address systematic review methodology, meta-analysis of bias, qualitative and quantitative methods in evidence integration from multiple sources

Webinar on fluorinated chemicals in food packaging

Responsible Purchasing Network held webinar on persistent and toxic fluorinated chemicals in food service ware, addressed migration and environmentally preferable alternatives