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Responders to consultation on draft guidance for identification of EDCs criticize too high level of evidence required and too narrow scope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

EU technical expert group for FCMs: Meeting presentations

DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs discusses baseline study on non-harmonized FCMs, EU measure on printed FCMs, and 10th amendment to plastics regulation; presentations now available

Migration of metals from ceramic and glass FCMs

EU reference laboratory for FCMs publishes report on interlaboratory comparison exercise to determine metal migration from decorated ceramic and glass tableware

Progress on EDC guidance document

ECHA informs about current status of guidance document for identifying EDCs; public consultation on draft guidance will open after final adoption of EDC criteria by EU Parliament and Council

JRC data catalogue

European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) launches online platform providing access to its research data on various topics including food, health, consumer protection

EU working group on FCMs: Meeting minutes

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses fluorinated substances in food packaging, supply chain survey, roadmap for evaluating FCM framework regulation, monitoring of mineral oils, Union Measure on printed FCMs

New test methods for EDCs needed

JRC expert survey identifies gaps in test methods for evaluating endocrine disruptors; new methods for thyroid, metabolic, immune disorders, as well as hormone-related cancers seen as priority