Chemicals of concern in pizza boxes

Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals tests pizza boxes and finds fluorocarbons and other chemicals of concern in all samples

Barrier films to prevent migration of mineral oils from FCMs

German company develops barrier films to prevent migration of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) into food

French documentary sheds light on packaging

New French film addressing a general audience shows different critical issues related to (food) packaging; highlights solutions and innovations

Contaminants in pasta packed in recycled paperboard

Italian researchers investigate migration of hydrocarbon contaminants into dry semolina and egg pasta packed in recycled paperboard, nature of the food influenced contaminant levels

Mineral oils in FCMs

Industry news address mineral oils in food and food packaging, stress the use of efficient barriers

Mineral oil shows estrogenicity in vitro

New study to be presented at upcoming EUROTOX conference shows first research into endocrine disrupting properties of common food contact material contaminant

2nd draft of German mineral oil ordinance

Germany holds hearing for 2nd draft ordinance on mineral oils; hopes for European action

Mineral oils in oat flakes

German consumer magazine tests oat flakes for contaminants, finds flakes tainted with mineral oils

German draft proposal on mineral oil migration is met with skepticism

German ministry proposes regulation of mineral oils in food contact materials, receives criticism from German paper and board industry

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