Toxic effects of MOSH exposure

Dietary exposure of rats to mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) fractions similar to those accumulating in humans causes increase of liver and spleen weights; clinical significance needs further investigation

Science and practice of mixture assessment

Scientific means to assess chemical mixtures are available, but regulatory application lags behind due to practical challenges and lack of legal mandates

Canada to update chemicals management

Canadian public health department opens public consultation to define ‘vulnerable populations,’ aims to improve chemicals management with future consultations on endocrine disruptors and mixture toxicity

New EFSA FCM working group: 1st meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on food contact materials holds 1st meeting; minutes now available online

Ames test insufficient for genotoxicity of FCMs

Scientists deem Ames test unsuitable as standalone method to evaluate genotoxicity of FCM migrates, suggest complementing it with chemical information

Risks of combined exposure to EDCs

Scientists use real-life exposure data to identify EDC mixtures associated with health outcomes, demonstrate that combined exposure to multiple EDCs results in effects not observed with single chemicals at similar levels

FCM analysis at BioDetectors conference 2018

11th BioDetectors conference addresses use of cell-based bioassays in food contact material safety analysis

Proceedings of ILSI NA workshop on FCMs

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

Call for stronger regulation on chemical mixtures

Scientists call for stronger regulation and better integration of different legislations in order to improve assessment of chemical mixtures’ risks

EFSA and JRC continue to collaborate

EFSA and EU Joint Research Centre reinforce cooperation in food and feed safety areas, including food contact materials