EU working group on FCMs: New meeting minutes

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, EU measure on printed FCMs, plastic recycling, and monitoring of mineral oils in food and FCMs

EU technical expert group for FCMs: Latest meeting minutes

DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs discusses plastic recycling, ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, and EU measure on printed FCMs

Swiss FCM regulation updated

Switzerland adopts new national food law; regulation on food contact materials as well as annexes covering plastic articles, silicone articles and printing inks updated

EU plans to regulate printed FCMs

European Commission communicates intention to introduce EU-wide regulation on printing inks in food contact materials; evaluation of EU FCM framework regulation planned for 2017; study on non-harmonized FCMs to be published by the end of 2016

FPF Workshop 2016: Circular economy challenges for FCMs

Podium discussion at Food Packaging Forum 2016 workshop highlights recycling, reuse and waste collection opportunities and challenges for food packaging in the circular economy

FPF Workshop 2016: Substitution and elimination of chemicals of concern

Experts from industry and academia explain fundamental concepts and legal background of chemical substitutions; discuss practical challenges in replacing chemicals of concern in food packaging materials

Useful links for printed FCMs

Printed carton supplier compiles resources for industry users at one glance; links to regulations, material information, packaging and the environment