EFSA opinion on PFOA and PFOS in food

EFSA scientific opinion suggests revision of tolerable intake values for two perfluoroalkyl substances

New report on PFASs in FCMs

Study by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and Toxic-Free Future shows some U.S. paper food packaging items likely contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances; call on retailers and governments to take actions

Restriction of 6 PFASs progresses

ECHA’s risk assessment and socio-economic committees agree with restriction proposal for 6 per- and polyfluorinated substances; CLP classifications adopted for four other FCM-relevant substances

Webinar on PFASs in food packaging

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and Toxic-Free Future present new report on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in U.S. food contact materials on December 11, 2018; registration for webinar now open

2019 food contact regulations USA conference

Chemical Watch holds 2nd conference on American food contact regulations, March 19-20, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Washington State: Alternatives assessment for PFASs in FCMs

U.S. state Washington to start alternatives assessment for per- and polyfluorinated substances in paper food packaging; deadline for comments on assessment proposal is December 4, 2018

2018 retailer ranking published

Non-profit organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families releases annual retailer report card; restaurant chains make insufficient efforts to remove hazardous chemicals from food packaging

Persistence as cause of concern

Scientists review environmental implications of high persistence, argue that ‘highly persistent chemicals should be regulated on the basis of their persistence alone,’ regardless of bioaccumulation and toxicity propertie

Draft toxicity assessment for GenX and PFBS

U.S. EPA releases draft toxicity assessments for fluorinated substances ‘GenX chemicals’ and PFBS used as replacements for PFOA and PFOS; public comments accepted for 60 days after publication in Federal Register

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