Studies examine phthalate migration from PVC films and adhesives

Recent articles in scientific journals analyze plastic packaging and adhesive materials used in contact with food for phthalate content and migration; polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cling films and adhesive labels are source of phthalate contamination to food; food characteristics, e.g., structure of fruit peel, lipid content, influence migration level; recommend avoiding direct food contact to labels, minimizing exposure time

Game launched to inform about impacts of food choices

The Lexicon develops online game to bring awareness about personal food choices on health, environment, and culture; supporting resource articles provide insights from experts into developing sustainable diets, dietary guidelines, and making choices about the food we eat

EAT report on high impacts of G20 countries’ diets

Investigation by the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, and Health finds G20 countries need to lead the way in global shift towards healthier and more sustainable diets; recommends creating national dietary guidelines, reducing intake of red meat; greenhouse gas emissions from food consumption need to be halved by 2050

First World Food Safety Day

Celebrating the first ever World Food Safety Day, EFSA publishes results of EU consumer survey on food safety, BfR holds event on microplastics

“Future Food Initiative” launched

Swiss companies partner with local universities on research program aimed to provide affordable nutrition, accelerate healthy foods, search for sustainable packaging

Transitioning our food system and diets

Recent reports examine transitioning the global food system within the circular economy; setting targets and strategies for achieving healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Plastic pollution through the food chain

HuffPost video summarizes extent of plastic pollution, effects on wildlife and humans, proposed measures against single-use plastics

Microplastics are ‘everywhere’

U.S. radio station WBUR summarizes challenges and issues related to microplastics pollution

Laser marks on German fruit and vegetables

German retailer EDEKA launches laser marks on fruit and vegetables instead of using sticker labels or plastic film

France may ban titanium dioxide nanoparticles in food

French government proposes general ban on titanium dioxide nanoparticles in food products starting 2020