EFSA: Genotoxicity of mixtures

European Food Safety Authority publishes statement on genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures

Review of NIAS analytics in paper FCMs

Scientists review sources of non-intentionally added substances in paper and board food contact materials, discuss migration studies, analytical approaches, research needs

Toxic effects of MOSH exposure

Dietary exposure of rats to mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) fractions similar to those accumulating in humans causes increase of liver and spleen weights; clinical significance needs further investigation

Science and practice of mixture assessment

Scientific means to assess chemical mixtures are available, but regulatory application lags behind due to practical challenges and lack of legal mandates

Opinion: Current chemical policy unsustainable

Thomas Zoeller from the Massachusetts University, U.S., warns that, unless status quo chemical policy is soon changed to become more protective, health effects of chemical exposures ‘will persist for generations’

Omics in risk assessment

EFSA publishes final report on ‘omics in risk assessment’ colloquium; omics tools a ‘valuable addition’ for risk assessment but not yet to be used as a standalone tool; development and endorsement of ‘consistent reporting framework’ necessary

TMBPF as BPA alternative for coating epoxies

Article in Chemical Watch discusses tetramethyl bisphenol F as an alternative monomer to produce bisphenol-based epoxies without endocrine activity

FPF Webinar on prioritizing potential genotoxics in FCMs

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on prioritization of potentially genotoxic substances in printed paper and board food contact materials, to be held on November 26, 2018

Companies submit incomplete chemical safety data

Environmental Defense Fund uncovers how companies omit toxicological data in notices to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval of food additives and food contact substances; focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

FPF Workshop 2018: Perspectives on the FCM safety

Afternoon session of FPF Workshop 2018 discusses different approaches to ensuring FCM safety taken by industry, government, retailers, consumer organizations