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NGO raises FCM concerns with EU commissioner

The NGO ChemTrust has written to EU health commissioner Tonio Borg asking for action on hazardous chemicals used in food contact materials (FCMs). The letter comes following the publication this week of Swiss research that found 175 chemicals of concern in food packaging (CW 7 July 2014).

The NGO wants Mr Borg to outline how the Commission intends to respond to “important deficiencies” in current EU regulation, which it says does not contain a system for controlling the use of chemicals in non-plastic food packaging. 

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