Conference on NIAS and mineral oils

Italian Institute of Packaging to host conference on NIAS and mineral oils in food contact materials on March 28-29, 2018 in Munich

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

Migration of nitrosamines from FCMs

Scientists develop analytical method to measure N-nitrosamines migrating from elastomeric food contact materials; 6 nitrosamines detected frequently; BfR-recommended limit exceeded for one styrene block copolymer sample

FPF speaker spotlight: Eddo Hoekstra

Dr. Eddo Hoekstra of the EU’s Joint Research Centre addresses challenges in migration testing of FCMs at Food Packaging Forum’s 2017 Workshop

FPF speaker spotlight: Jean-Pierre Cravedi

Dr. Jean-Pierre Cravedi of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research presents scientific results on mineral oils accumulating in body tissues and organs at Food Packaging Forum’s 2017 Workshop

BfR informs about mineral oil migration

German risk assessment institute answers frequently asked questions about mineral oil migration from cardboard food packaging, recommends using virgin fibers, mineral-oil-free printing inks, functional barriers

Conference: Paper and board FCMs in a circular economy

Belgian trade association of paper and board processing industries holds conference on November 17, 2017 in Brussels; focus on use of recycled materials for food contact

Webinar on fluorinated chemicals in food packaging

Responsible Purchasing Network held webinar on persistent and toxic fluorinated chemicals in food service ware, addressed migration and environmentally preferable alternatives

Online tool to protect children from chemical exposures

Swedish Chemicals Agency publishes website with information and advice on children’s everyday exposure to chemicals, includes section on food and food contact materials

FSANZ: No risk from food packaging chemicals

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) completes assessment of chemical migration from packaging into food, finds exposures ‘low and unlikely to pose a public health and safety concern,’ plans to develop information guide for businesses to support risk management