New PET-recycling process considered safe for FCM

EFSA considers “Aliplast Buhler B” safe to recycle post-consumer PET; decontamination process effective

FACET goes online

Dietary exposure tool is now available online, allows the inclusion of new substances not covered in the pre-loaded database

New FPF report: Presence of UV filters in carton board and food

German researchers detect UV filters in carton board packaging, food and food simulants; packaging surface per kg of food larger than regulatory default

Contaminants migrate from recycled paper and paperboard

New method for the detection of contaminants in in recycled paper and paperboard. Significant levels of BPA, DEHP and nonylphenols found in commercial retail samples of recycled paperboard food contact materials.

EFSA video on food contact materials

Public outreach series on risk assessment, EFSA publishes new video about food packaging 

New FPF report: Bioplastics in food packaging

Coating, blending, and chemical/physical modifications can improve properties of bioplastics, migration issues not addressed

New study: Recycled PET a source of DEHP

Hungarian researchers present new data on phthalate migration from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles into drinking water

New EU guidance on plastic migration testing forthcoming

Working group shares draft document at EU Commission’s FCM stakeholder meeting

PET tight barrier for chemical migration, PE only sink for chemicals

Swiss researchers compare mineral oil, phthalate and UV initiator migration across different barrier materials

Antimony migration from PET

New study investigates extent of antimony migration from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) using EU migration testing rules