Alternative toxicity testing in the U.S.

U.S. EPA publishes draft strategy for use of alternative toxicity tests in evaluation of chemicals under updated chemicals regulation

FPF Workshop 2018: Save the date!

Food Packaging Forum holds 6th annual workshop on October 4, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland; first speakers and topics confirmed

Genotoxic chemicals in coatings

Scientists compile inventory of compounds potentially used in coatings; 1,976 substances have no (recent) toxicological evaluation; subset analyzed by in silico tools and literature search, 10 compounds designated as ‘high concern’

In vitro testing of paper and board FCMs

Scientists test paper and board FCMs in 8 in vitro bioassays; all 20 samples showed positive responses in at least one of the assays; chemicals in paper and board FCMs require further investigation to ensure safety