JRC informs about chemicals in food packaging

EU Joint Research Centre highlights Commission’s efforts in ensuring safety of food contact materials in new 2-page document

JRC report on PAH migration

EU Joint Research Centre develops method to determine migration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from plastic and rubber articles with focus on dermal contact

EFSA and JRC continue to collaborate

EFSA and EU Joint Research Centre reinforce cooperation in food and feed safety areas, including food contact materials

EDC guidance document published

EFSA and ECHA release pre-publication version of guidance for implementation of criteria to identify endocrine disruptors; guidance applies to biocides from June 7, 2018 and to pesticides from November 10, 2018

Quantifying migration of whitening agents from plastics

EU reference laboratory for FCMs develops analytical method for quantification of fluorescent whitening agents migrating from plastic beverage cups

Toolbox for nanomaterial safety assessment

JRC develops inventory of tools for assessing nanomaterial safety; toolbox freely accessible on JRC’s website

Temperature control and quantification of migration

EU reference laboratory for FCMs publishes report on performance of EU official laboratories in migration testing; 59% of labs succeed in temperature control, 80% in migration quantification

Responses to draft EDC identification guidance

Responders to consultation on draft guidance for identification of EDCs criticize too high level of evidence required and too narrow scope

State of raw materials in the circular economy

New JRC report analyses state-of-play for critical raw materials in the EU, finds current use “far from being fully circular,” discusses opportunities for improvement and future actions for aligning with circular economy principles

Migration tests for ceramics and crystal ware

EU reference laboratory for FCMs publishes final report on suitable test methods for measuring migration of metals from ceramics and glass to support revision of EU Ceramic Directive