Nanoparticles may affect gut function

New study finds zinc nanoparticles used in food can coatings to negatively affect intestinal functions such as nutrient absorption, iron and glucose transport

FPF webinar on reprotoxic food contact chemicals: Proceedings online

Food Packaging Forum held webinar on food contact chemical surfynol and its reprotoxic properties on March 27, 2018; video recording and presentation slides now available

Progress in high-throughput in vitro testing

In vitro assays and alternative approaches being developed for EPA’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program and within EU-ToxRisk are hitting ground

Alternative toxicity testing in the U.S.

U.S. EPA publishes draft strategy for use of alternative toxicity tests in evaluation of chemicals under updated chemicals regulation

BPA linked to hyperactivity

Meta-analysis substantiates BPA’s link to hyperactivity in children

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

Scientists concerned about FDA’s conclusions on BPA safety

Academic scientists criticize U.S. FDA’s premature conclusions on safety of bisphenol A based on draft CLARITY-BPA core study report; academic studies within CLARITY-BPA will elucidate more sensitive effects on endocrine system

‘BPA produced minimal effects’

GLP core study of CLARITY-BPA research program finds ‘few significant effects’ in rats chronically exposed to bisphenol A; American Chemistry Council emphasizes that BPA is safe for consumers

Draft CLARITY-BPA report published

U.S. National Toxicology Program releases draft report on CLARITY-BPA study; deadline for comments is April 12, 2018; meeting for peer-review scheduled for April 26, 2018

FPF webinar on reprotoxic food contact chemicals

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on food contact chemical surfynol and its reprotoxic properties that will be held on March 27, 2018