FCMs in a circular economy: Protecting consumers and environment

Expert panel discusses chemical safety of food packaging and management of packaging waste at Euractiv event in Brussels

Nanoparticles may affect gut function

New study finds zinc nanoparticles used in food can coatings to negatively affect intestinal functions such as nutrient absorption, iron and glucose transport

U.S. senator to tackle phthalates in food packaging

California senator Dianne Feinstein announces plans to introduce legislation banning phthalates in food packaging, envisages phase-out over next 5 years

Conference on monitoring food and environment

40th International Conference on Environmental & Food Monitoring will cover a broad range of topics on chemical safety of food, June 19-22, 2018 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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

How to improve risk assessment of FCMs?

Article in Environmental Health Perspectives discusses shortcomings in current risk assessment of food contact materials, features expert opinions

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

How to avoid exposure to BPA?

Article in The Guardian discusses health risks associated with bisphenol A and ways to reduce exposure from food packaging

Mineral oils and heavy metals in dark chocolate

Danish consumer council finds cadmium, lead, mineral oils, polyaromatic hydrocarbons in dark chocolate; 5 of 12 tested brands with elevated levels

FPF webinar on prioritizing unknown substances: Video online

Food Packaging Forum held webinar on prioritization methods for unknown chemicals in food contact articles on February 8, 2018; video recording and presentation slides now available