Podcast on plasticizers and fast food

Environmental Defense Fund podcast discusses scientific study showing link between high fast food consumption and increased urinary phthalate levels

EU plastic FCM regulation amended

European Commission publishes 7th amendment to plastic FCM regulation; inclusion of 6 new substances in Union List; new SML for nickel; food simulants and compliance testing specified; food contact surface area to volume ratio clarified

FPF Workshop 2017: Program and registration online

Event program and registration for Food Packaging Forum’s annual workshop now online; live webcast available; register before September 28, 2017!

Optimizing analytics for quantification of unknown substances

Scientists propose a method for semi-quantification of unknown substances; exemplify significance of various technical parameters; demonstrate method performance with paperboard FCM extract

EU plastic converters discuss risk assessment of FCMs

Food Contact Plastics Seminar highlights NIAS, printing inks, provides regulatory updates

Colloquium on safety of food packaging

Society of Toxicology and FDA hold colloquium on safety assessment of food packaging and other food contact substances on May 23, 2017 in Maryland, U.S.; registration open until May 15, 2017

Health risks of aluminum FCMs

Scientists evaluate consumer health risks from food contact articles made of aluminum; tolerable weekly intake may be significantly exceeded with grill pans and camping cookware used with acidic foodstuffs

Long-term migration from epoxy and acrylic-phenolic coatings

Scientists assess short- and long-term migration from epoxy and acrylic-phenolic can coatings into food simulants; standard migration protocols need to be modified to better predict migration after long-term storage

Long-term migration from PET

Scientists show that for PET bottles accelerated migration tests overestimate real long-term migration; suggest use of migrant- and polymer-specific diffusion parameters instead of default values

Fluorochemicals in popcorn bags worldwide

Scientists quantify per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and their precursors in microwave popcorn bags sampled in Europe, Americas, Asia; short-chain PFASs prevalent in Europe and Americas, long-chain PFASs in Asia