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

Webinar on managing NIAS in the EU and U.S.

Intertek holds webinar on EU NIAS regulations and U.S. food contact compliance requirements, January 30, 2018; registration now open

FPF webinar on prioritization of unknown substances

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on prioritization methods for unknown chemicals in food contact articles to be held February 8, 2018

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

FPF speaker spotlight: Martin Scheringer

Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer of Masaryk University opens Food Packaging Forum’s 2017 Workshop by addressing challenges in the risk assessment of food contact materials

Risk assessment of FCMs: Overview of key scientific challenges

New FPF scientific publication highlights scientific challenges in the risk assessment of food contact chemicals; existing regulations are ineffective at protecting public health from exposure to hazardous chemicals; recommendations on how key knowledge gaps can be overcome are discussed

EU assesses chemicals of potential concern

European Member States assess risk management options for BPA and other substances relevant for food contact materials

In vitro testing of FCMs: Current science and future challenges

New scientific study by FPF summarizes research on alternative toxicity testing of FCMs, finds approach promising and feasible; sample preparation methods need to be optimized and standardized; employed assays should be of clear human health relevance

International food contact compliance conference

Italian Institute of Packaging holds 4th International Conference on Food Contact Compliance on September 20-22, 2017 in Baveno, Italy; program and registration now online