FDA adds thirteen substances to food contact inventory

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adds 13 new entries to its Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS); notifications submitted since August 6, 2020

FDA adds 7 substances to food contact inventory

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adds seven new entries to its Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications since July 2020

Petition calls for US FDA to consider cumulative effects

Coalition requests US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to follow its own mandate to consider cumulative effects of chemicals present during safety assessments; covers chemicals directly added to food, substances migrating from food packaging, substances generally recognized as safe (GRAS); finds only 1 of 877 existing GRAS notifications adhered to requirement

FDA report on nanotechnology

US Food and Drug Administration reports on advancements in the field of nanotechnology, its role in advancing public health through better regulation; focus on interdisciplinary collaborations and regulatory science research

FDA adds 5 substances to food contact inventory

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adds 5 new entries to Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications since June 2020

Proposal to allow easier removal of US FDA notifications

Amendment to current regulations would allow US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to withdraw food contact notifications (FCNs) for reasons other than safety; creates pathway for companies to de-list substances they no longer manufacture

US FDA adds 18 substances to food contact inventory

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adds 18 new entries to Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications since January 2020

US FDA defends authorization of perchlorate

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) files for judgment in its favor in ongoing court case with group of non-governmental organizations, argues perchlorate will not enter food supply at dangerous levels through dry food packaging

Immunotoxicity testing for FCM assessment

FDA scientists review currently available tools, discuss how they might be used for developmental immunotoxicity assessment of food contact materials

FDA studies show short-chain PFAS toxicity, metabolite bioaccumulation

Scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publish two studies on 6:2 fluorotelomer (6:2 FTOH); find risk posed by toxicity of 6:2 FTOH previously underestimated, acidic fluorotelomer metabolite bioaccumulates