Proceedings of ILSI NA workshop on FCMs

Summary of workshop on ‘Scientific advances and challenges in safety evaluation of food packaging materials’ now published

EFSA working group on phthalates: 4th meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on phthalates reassesses safety of DBP, BBP and DEHP for food contact plastics; updated meeting minutes now available online

NIAS in polypropylene films

Scientists study migration from food packaging films made of polypropylene; 74 compounds identified, 76% of them NIAS; 35% of samples show migration exceeding either SML or Cramer class-based recommendations

Migration of PAAs from napkins into food

Scientists address migration of primary aromatic amines from colored paper napkins into food; cold water extracts provide reliable estimates of migration into food

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

BfR statement on polyamide oligomers

German risk assessment institute evaluates migration of polyamide oligomers from kitchen utensils into food; exposure likely to exceed threshold of toxicological concern; call for more toxicity studies

EFSA working group on phthalates: 3rd meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on phthalates reassesses safety of DBP, BBP and DEHP for food contact plastics; updated meeting minutes now available online

Chemicals of concern in Swiss food packaging

Swiss national tv channel reports on study by Swiss authorities that revealed elevated levels of mineral oils, plasticizers, photoinitiators, chlorinated substances in sampled paper and board food packaging

Fluorinated chemicals in cake packaging

Danish consumer council finds elevated levels of fluorinated substances in 3 out of 21 paper and board packagings of ready-made cakes; test results indicate decreased intentional use of fluorinated chemicals in baking paper since 2016

How to manage PFASs in FCMs?

Report by Nordic Council of Ministers summarizes existing knowledge on fluorinated substances in paper and board food contact materials, presents options for reducing consumer exposure