EFSA: 5th FIP network meeting on FCMs

EFSA’s Food Ingredients and Packaging Scientific Network held fifth meeting on food contact materials on July 10-11, 2017; discussions focused on evaluating printing inks for FCMs

EC’s proposal for regulating printed FCMs

EU Commission publishes proposal for new regulatory approach for Union measure on printed FCMs, discussed during May 2017 meeting of working group on FCMs with Member States

Information about PAAs in printing inks

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers frequently asked questions about printing inks and primary aromatic amines in FCMs, recommends setting lowered migration limits for carcinogenic PAAs

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

EFSA working group on FCMs: 24th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on FCMs now available online

EU working group on FCMs: Meeting minutes

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses fluorinated substances in food packaging, supply chain survey, roadmap for evaluating FCM framework regulation, monitoring of mineral oils, Union Measure on printed FCMs

ANSES opinion: Mineral oils in paper and board FCMs

French food safety agency recommends reducing consumer exposure to mineral oils; suggests using MOAH-free printing inks, glues, additives, processing aids in paper and board food packaging but also printed media entering the recycling stream; proposes use of functional barriers

Chemicals in coatings of coffee to go cups

German TV program investigates composition of plastic inner coatings of coffee to go cups; finds samples to contain diisodecyl phthalate and long-chain hydrocarbons

Updated Swiss FCM regulation enters into force

New Swiss food law including FCM ordinance entered into force May 1, 2017; many CMR-substances deleted from positive list for printing inks

EU plastic converters discuss risk assessment of FCMs

Food Contact Plastics Seminar highlights NIAS, printing inks, provides regulatory updates