NGO maps PFAS contamination

The Environmental Working Group publishes report mapping PFAS contamination across U.S. sites, calls for banning PFAS in firefighting foams and consumer products including food packaging

FDA still to address ortho-phthalates

NGO calls on U.S Food and Drug Administration to rule on three outstanding petitions regarding the use of ortho-phthalates in contact with food

NGO awaits response on perchlorate

NGO requests response from U.S Food and Drug Administration eighteen months after submitting objection on continued use of perchlorate in food packaging

Food packaging regulation in U.S.

Keller and Heckman LLP reprints SciTech Lawyer article discussing regulation of food packaging in the U.S. and how it compares to other countries

Webinar on food contaminants

Webinar by Environmental Defense Fund discusses management of food contaminants with speakers from U.S. FDA and Nestlé; registration open

FDA to deauthorize 26 phthalates

U.S. Food and Drug Administration opens public comment period on revoking approvals for using 26 ortho-phthalates in food contact applications due to abandonment of use by industry; public comments accepted until January 14, 2019

Companies submit incomplete chemical safety data

Environmental Defense Fund uncovers how companies omit toxicological data in notices to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval of food additives and food contact substances; focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

CLARITY-BPA update

U.S. National Toxicology Program publishes final report on CLARITY-BPA core study and releases primary data from academic studies; joint report integrating findings from both research lines expected in fall 2019

Update: NGOs challenge final GRAS rule

U.S. court rules against FDA’s request to dismiss NGO-lawsuit on ‘generally recognized as safe’ rule

CLARITY-BPA webinars: Key messages

Carnegie Mellon University and FDA hold webinars on CLARITY-BPA academic research and guideline studies; FDA upholds importance of high-dose effects; academic researchers highlight significant low-dose effects