EFSA assesses liquid absorber for use in FCMs

EFSA’s CEP Panel considers polyacrylic acid, sodium salt, cross‐linked safe for use in plastic food contact materials under certain conditions and for indirect food contact only

Documentary on EDCs in food packaging

New documentary explains endocrine disruption, highlights presence of endocrine disruptors in food packaging, presents possible solutions to reduce exposure

EU Commission presents EDC strategy

European Commission publishes communication outlining the EU’s strategic approach to managing endocrine disruptors; NGOs criticize lack of specific actions and missing timeline to reduce EDC exposure

FPF Webinar on food additives and child health

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ report and policy statement on child health effects of direct and indirect food additives, to be held on November 12, 2018

Microplastics in human stool

Scientists detect microplastics in every human stool sample collected in eight countries, call for further research to better understand influence on gastrointestinal health

Environmental exposures and diabetes

Scientists find parabens, bisphenols, benzophenone exposure associated with increased diabetes risk; review discusses potential mechanisms involved

100 substances in CoRAP for 2019-2021

ECHA publishes list of 96 substances planned to be evaluated by EU Member States in 2019-2021 under the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP)

FPF Workshop 2018: Perspectives on the FCM safety

Afternoon session of FPF Workshop 2018 discusses different approaches to ensuring FCM safety taken by industry, government, retailers, consumer organizations

Human health impacts of dietary BPA exposure

Scientists review sources and levels of dietary exposure to bisphenol A, discuss health risks in exposed populations, call for targeted risk assessments in sensitive populations such as pregnant women and children

Danish website on consumer exposure to chemicals

Website of Danish Ministry of Environment and Food informs consumers about chemicals in everyday products and how to reduce unnecessary exposures