Infographic on U.S. agency chemical assessments

Developed infographic provides overview of chemical evaluations and assessments within U.S. federal agencies, contains weblinks to key legislation and regulatory steps

EFSA recycling plastics group: 6th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel’s working group on recycling plastics 2018-2021 continues discussing draft scientific opinions on several plastic recycling processes; minutes of the 6th meeting now available online

EFSA: 2nd meeting of BPS working group

Minutes of the 2nd meeting of EFSA’s working group on bisphenol S now available online; group provides recommendations for revision of report on chronic toxicity study, discusses toxicokinetic study results

Proceedings of EFSA conference 2018

Proceedings of European Food Safety Authority’s 3rd scientific conference held in September 2018 now published

Survey on adverse outcome pathways

EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre opens survey on adverse outcome pathways, aims to improve use of AOP framework and resources, understand further development needs to enable regulatory use

EFSA phthalates working group: 11th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on phthalates continues work on draft opinion for phthalates reassessment, addresses comments received during public consultation

Safety assessment: TiO2 fluoride alumina

European Food Safety Authority publishes safety assessment of titanium dioxide surface treated with fluoride-modified alumina, finds no safety concerns for intended use in food contact polymers

First World Food Safety Day

Celebrating the first ever World Food Safety Day, EFSA publishes results of EU consumer survey on food safety, BfR holds event on microplastics

EFSA guidance on using TTC

EFSA publishes guidance on using the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach in food safety assessment

Framework for polymer risk assessment

ECETOC publishes conceptual framework for risk assessment of polymers; considers polymer diversity, presence of intentionally and non-intentionally added substances