Simplified FCM regulation wanted

FCM experts and stakeholders gather in EU Member State Luxembourg to discuss innovation, regulatory requirements, risk assessment, and enforcement of food contact materials regulation; call for harmonized approaches and collaboration

EFSA: 2nd FIP network meeting on FCMs

EFSA’s Food Ingredients and Packaging Scientific Network held second meeting on food contact materials on July 1-2, 2015 in Parma, Italy

New guidance on NIAS in FCMs

ILSI Europe publishes guidance document on risk assessment of non-intentionally added substances in food contact materials

EFSA: Public consultation on FCM scientific opinion

EFSA’s CEF Panel calls for feedback on draft scientific opinion on the safety assessment of food contact materials; public consultation open until October 7, 2015

FCM acutely toxic to fish

Researchers study lethality of aquarium fish held in polyethylene bag; toxic levels of nonylphenol found to migrate into salt water

NIAS in laminated bioplastics

Study investigates composition of biodegradable adhesive and chemical migration from bioplastics laminates, identifies several NIAS, shows importance for migration testing of finished material

EU project on food packaging safety successfully concluded

SAFEMTECH project presented its achievements, new active packaging developed available on the market

How much to know about the unknown?

Session on NIAS at Eurotox 2014 conference gathers experts to discuss advances in risk assessment of NIAS

New FPF report: Nonylphenol from food packaging

New study shows method for identifying the endocrine disrupting chemical nonylphenol in food packaging materials

Experts discuss identification and risk assessment of NIAS

First Swiss Food Science Meeting hosts international experts on non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) in Neuchâtel