EU Commission’s draft regulation on transparency in risk assessment

EU Commission proposes regulation to improve transparency and sustainability in risk assessment of food safety in the EU; feedback accepted until June 8, 2018

EFSA working group on phthalates: 2nd meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on phthalates reassesses safety of DBP, BBP and DEHP for food contact plastics; updated meeting minutes now available online

CEF Panel: 74th plenary meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel discusses PET recycling processes and new mandates for evaluating food contact chemicals at 74th plenary meeting held March 7-8, 2018

EFSA report on evidence integration

EFSA publishes report of its colloquium on evidence integration in chemical risk assessment, held October 25-26, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal

EU Member States to assess 21 substances in 2018

ECHA publishes updated Community rolling action plan 2018-2020; 21 substances selected for evaluation in 2018, 10 of which relevant for food contact

California to address chemicals in FCMs

State of California’s Safer Consumer Products program considers assessing chemicals in food packaging within its 2018-2020 work plan

EFSA: Guidelines on public consultations

EFSA publishes guidelines it follows when consulting on its scientific outputs

FPF Workshop 2018: Save the date!

Food Packaging Forum holds 6th annual workshop on October 4, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland; first speakers and topics confirmed

Second REACH review published

European Commission releases second review of REACH regulation, highlights how REACH enhanced chemical safety, suggests actions for improvement

Opinion: EFSA’s draft nano-guidance too braod

Nanotechnology Industries Association comments on EFSA’s draft guidance on risk assessment of nanomaterials, deems scope too general and requirements too conservative