India plans to test FCMs for BPA

Government authority announces planned survey of food contact materials (FCMs) to test for presence of bisphenol A (BPA); results to be used to develop regulatory framework including maximum allowable content, leaching limits, tolerable daily intake

Indian state of Tamil Nadu bans primary plastic packaging

Government announces ban with immediate effect on all packaging where integral parts are plastic; expands current restrictions and includes plastic wrappers and pouches; any alternative plastic packaging must be compostable and approved by state board

Indian officials to review plastic FCMs

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to lead committee reviewing latest national food packaging and labeling regulations, focus on open concerns regarding plastic food contact materials and lack of testing protocols