Updated dossier on NIAS

FPF publishes 2nd edition of NIAS dossier and updated summary article, including new examples of non-intentionally added substances and risk assessment concepts; German translation of dossier available

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)

NIAS occur in all types of food contact materials, are often unknown, may migrate into food; summary article and dossier provide definitions, examples, legal background, risk assessment strategies

BfR statement on polyamide oligomers

German risk assessment institute evaluates migration of polyamide oligomers from kitchen utensils into food; exposure likely to exceed threshold of toxicological concern; call for more toxicity studies

FPF Workshop 2018: Registration open!

Event program and registration for Food Packaging Forum’s 6th annual workshop of October 4, 2018 now online; live webcast available; register before September 27, 2018

Plastic packaging industry discusses current challenges

Food Contact Plastics Seminar 2018 addresses EU plastics strategy, bioassays, Chinese FCM legislation, developments in EU FCM regulations

Webinar on NIAS case studies

Intertek holds webinar on testing and reporting non-intentionally added substances in food contact materials, April 26, 2018; registration now open

FPF Workshop 2018: Save the date!

Food Packaging Forum holds 6th annual workshop on October 4, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland; first speakers and topics confirmed

Food contact plastics seminar 2018

European Plastic Converters Association holds Food Contact Plastics Seminar on April 19-20, 2018 in Brussels

How to improve risk assessment of FCMs?

Article in Environmental Health Perspectives discusses shortcomings in current risk assessment of food contact materials, features expert opinions

FPF webinar on prioritizing unknown substances: Video online

Food Packaging Forum held webinar on prioritization methods for unknown chemicals in food contact articles on February 8, 2018; video recording and presentation slides now available