1 Oct 2018

Latin American trade bloc revises regulation on plastics for FCMs Locked

Latin America
18 Sep 2018

US NGO adds 12 companies to retailer ranking campaign Locked

McDonalds, Starbucks among those included

North America, United States
13 Sep 2018

Human study suggests BPA could trigger insulin resistance

Test levels at US 'safe' dose

North America, United States
11 Sep 2018

US environmental groups lobby Congress for ban on new PFASs

Organisations push for phase-downs on full class of substances

North America, United States
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
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
10 Jul 2018

NGOs call for FCM scope in REACH phthalates restriction Locked

Member states slated to vote on proposal this week

28 Jun 2018

Brazil set to enforce FCM regulations on cellulosic materials Locked

Rules adopted from ones drawn up by Mercosur

Argentina, Brazil, Latin America, Uruguay
21 Jun 2018

Walmart considers blockchain technology for tracing chemicals

Potential to create ‘a new era of transparency’

North America, United States
7 Jun 2018

Dollar General CEO to meet with chemical campaigners Locked

‘Step in the right direction’ for discount retailer

North America, United States
31 May 2018

BPA linked to heart function changes in young

US study used cells from newborn rats

North America, United States
30 May 2018

EU plastics pollution proposal ‘fails to address’ hazardous substances

EEB says chemicals can ‘easily leak’ into the environment

19 Apr 2018

EU proposes new approach for food-related risk assessment

Companies would notify Efsa of all studies for authorisation

18 Apr 2018

Dutch study finds titanium dioxide in human liver Locked

Exposure most likely oral, via food and toothpaste

Europe, Netherlands
5 Apr 2018

Senator to introduce bill in US removing phthalates from FCMs Locked

'It’s nearly impossible for families to avoid some level of exposure'

North America, United States
5 Apr 2018

'Significant' food packaging guide goes beyond regulatory minimums Locked

Document reflects concerns of brand owners, consumers

North America, United States
29 Mar 2018

NGO urges EU phase-out of hazardous chemical groups

Report highlights BPA substitution with ‘potentially harmful’ BPS

29 Mar 2018

US NGOs pressurise discount retailers over PFAS in popcorn bags Locked

North America, United States
27 Mar 2018

China approves four food contact substances Locked

Asia, China
22 Mar 2018

US food safety body issues 'best practice' on chemicals in packaging Locked

Document lists 15 different packaging parts and components

North America, United States
15 Mar 2018

NGOs seek 'comprehensive' approach to FCMs in California Locked

Stakeholders square off on food packaging under SCP programme

North America, United States
17 Jan 2018

EU prepares comprehensive microplastics restriction Locked

Plastics strategy prompts industry agreements to reduce their use

21 Nov 2017

Acetic anhydride not 'toxic', Canada confirms Locked

Final screening assessment under CMP

Canada, North America
21 Sep 2017

Denmark to test drinking water for microplastics

Denmark, Europe
21 Sep 2017

Danish retailer urges ban on bisphenols and fluorinated substances in FCMs

Government should push for EU restrictions, Coop Denmark says

Denmark, Europe
6 Sep 2017

Most PFASs in consumer products ‘from unknown sources’ Locked

Nordic study finds those targeted constitute less than 1% of total organic fluorine content

Denmark, Europe, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
1 Aug 2017

Senator calls for US FDA investigation of phthalates in FCMs Locked

North America, United States
7 Jun 2017

NGOs challenge US FDA decision on perchlorate in FCMs Locked

Denial of petition based on ‘flawed interpretation’ of law

North America, United States
6 Jun 2017

California advances PFAS measure to Senate

Substances' use in FCMs in the crosshairs

North America, United States
23 May 2017

PlasticsEurope files action against Echa’s BPA SVHC listing Locked

Use as intermediate exempt from REACH, association says