8 Oct 2018

China plans new FCM standards for ink and adhesives

Details emerged at AsiaHub Summit in Brussels

Asia, China
4 Oct 2018

Vietnam issues civil penalties for unsafe FCMs Locked

Fines signal intent to tighten enforcement

Asia, Vietnam
4 Oct 2018

EU Commission begins evaluation of FCM regulation Locked

Calls for harmonisation at first major stakeholder workshop

4 Oct 2018

Five plastic-packaging phthalates nominated for EU substitution Locked

Academics, NGOs pressure industry to find alternatives

1 Oct 2018

Latin American trade bloc revises regulation on plastics for FCMs Locked

Latin America
27 Sep 2018

Efsa working group begins reevaluating BPA Locked

21 Sep 2018

Legal challenge of US food additives rule will move forward Locked

Gras rule exceeds FDA's statutory authority, say NGOs

North America, United States
20 Sep 2018

French Assembly votes to ban plastic FCMs in school canteens Locked

Containers to be prohibited from 2025

Europe, France
20 Sep 2018

Academics clash with FDA over CLARITY-BPA results Locked

Researchers highlight low-dose effects

North America, United States
20 Sep 2018

Consumer health NGO raises concerns over recycled plastic FCMs Locked

Preparations underway to fast-track approvals of 140 recycling processes

19 Sep 2018

Denmark launches consumer website on chemicals Locked

Denmark, Europe
17 Sep 2018

Norway finds plastic bottles leach small amounts of hazardous chemicals Locked

Europe, Norway
12 Sep 2018

South Korea to ban BPA in infant and toddler FCMs Locked

Implementation expected from January 2010

Asia, South Korea
12 Sep 2018 Briefing

SDGs: the chemicals industry assesses its role Locked

A roadmap is setting out plans for contributing to the UN’s global goals

Europe, North America
27 Aug 2018

San Francisco bans single-use food service ware containing PFASs Locked

Requirements to take effect from 1 January 2020

North America, United States
15 Aug 2018

BfR: BPA link with dental condition in children 'unlikely' Locked

Estimated oral intake lower than test-rat exposure

Europe, Germany
9 Aug 2018

Trade group warns of 'over regulation' of four phthalates Locked

Association raises concern about ‘double listing’ of substances

7 Aug 2018

Germany to make metals in drinking water assessment change Locked

Europe, Germany
7 Aug 2018

Arsenic, nickel released from grill racks, German authority finds Locked

Europe, Germany
3 Aug 2018

Bottled water study flags small-sized pigment particles, microplastics Locked

Ninety percent not picked up by most analytical measures

Europe, Germany
30 Jul 2018

Industry groups defend FCMs following US paediatrics report Locked

NGOs urge state, voluntary action on chemicals of concern

North America, United States
24 Jul 2018

Substances in plastic packaging database published

Europe, North America, United States
23 Jul 2018

American pediatrics group presses for FCM reforms Locked

AAP highlights BPA, phthalates, PFCs among 'additives of most concern'

North America, United States
19 Jul 2018

Maharashtra adapts to single-use plastics ban amid complaints Locked

Steep fines and jail sentences used to enforce ban

Asia, India
10 Jul 2018

NGOs call for FCM scope in REACH phthalates restriction Locked

Member states slated to vote on proposal this week

10 Jul 2018

European PET group to join antimony data gathering effort Locked

Currently available data on antimony trioxide relatively old

10 Jul 2018

Efsa elects chairs of FCM panel Locked

9 Jul 2018

Danish study finds cans of tomatoes with BPA lining Locked

Denmark, Europe
5 Jul 2018

Titanium dioxide could be linked to diabetes, research suggests Locked

Pilot study finds particles in pancreas

North America, United States
4 Jul 2018

EU ministers: strict harmonised water contact materials measures needed

Proposal under construction products Regulation ‘impractical’