Chemicals leach from microplastics into fish

New study shows that chemical pollutants sorbed to microplastics accumulate in fish after ingestion

Push for BPA warning labels in California

Consumer advocates call on Californians to make the State properly enforce warning label rules for canned foods and beverages containing BPA in the can linings

Nano applications in food

EFSA-commissioned study finds nanotechnology most often used for food additives, food contact materials; nanoencapsulates, silver, titanium dioxide, silica common; increasing use of organic nanomaterials

Mineral oils in many dry foods

Foodwatch evaluation shows extensive contamination of dry food products with MOSH and MOAH in Germany

Reports on EFSA food safety conference

Special issue of EFSA Journal summarizes outcomes of EFSA’s 2nd scientific conference on food safety that took place on October 14-16, 2015 in Milan, Italy

Modeling chemical exposure via food

Scientists discuss models available for estimating human exposure to chemicals through food; chemical inputs from processing, packaging, storage, and transportation are underreported

Manufactured nanomaterials in food

French NGO Agir pour l’Environnement finds TiO2 and SiO2 nanoparticles in food products not labelled as ‘nano’; calls for moratorium on nanoparticle use in consumer goods

EFSA: Plastic pollution in food

EFSA’s CONTAM Panel issues scientific statement on microplastics and nanoplastics in seafood; considers consumers’ exposure to plastic additives and contaminants low and unlikely to be harmful

BPA in various food products

Environmental Working Group launches database with over 16,000 food products possibly in contact with BPA-containing food packaging

Safety of nanomaterials in food and packaging

Food Standards Australia New Zealand finds no safety concern for titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide and silver in food; no migration of nano-clay and nanosilver from food packaging