Use of PFASs 'widespread' in UK food packaging, report finds Locked

'Significant levels' in samples from major supermarkets, food outlets

Europe, UK

EU Commission may delay FCM report by nearly two years Locked

Delay caused by decision to run parallel impact assessment

Europe

'Almost all' alternatives to BPA show endocrine disrupting effects, UBA finds Locked

German Environment Agency flags just one 'promising' substitute

Europe, Germany

BfR review alerts to data gaps for carcinogenicity of non-food-grade mineral oils Locked

A paper in the journal 'Critical Reviews in Toxicology' explains

Europe, Germany

DEHCH safe for use in food packaging – Efsa Locked

Europe

US presidential candidate introduces PFAS food contact bill Locked

If passed, bill would take effect in 2022.

North America, United States

Retailer bans on all phthalates 'misguided', says ACC Locked

Limits access to products using safe substances such as DINP and DIDP

North America, United States

Efsa to host forum on human health risks of nano and microplastics in food Locked

Europe

Ikea recalls travel mug after 'inconsistent tests' find phthalate DBP Locked

Product was made in India and on sale since last October

Europe, Global

Washington state holding webinar on PFAS alternatives in food packaging Locked

North America, United States, US states

Latest BPA-CLARITY academic study confirms low-dose effects Locked

NTP will publish report in the spring

North America, United States

BPS may affect heart function, study suggests Locked

Canadian research on mouse hearts

Canada, North America

Switzerland updates law on food contact materials Locked

Europe, Switzerland

Echa to start work on positive list of chemicals in water Locked

1,500 substances expected to be added in next four years

Europe

US food chain Taco Bell to phase out PFAS, phthalates and BPA Locked

Company aims to achieve food packaging commitment by 2025

North America, United States

Urgent reform of FCM chemical rules needed, NGO tells EU commissioner Locked

Europe

Efsa to look again at phthalates in plastic FCMs Locked

All potential endpoints to be considered, after update focused on reprotoxicity

Europe

Efsa consults on safety of plastic FCM additives Locked

Europe

Brazil adopts positive list for food contact material additives Locked

Regulation aligns the country with Mercosur

Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean, Mercosur

Human BPA exposure underestimated, researchers warn Locked

'Flawed' method has provided bulk of data

North America, United States

Nominations conclude for Canada’s food and drug list Locked

Canada, North America

Data 'insufficient' to conclude FCMs containing wood are safe Locked

Efsa panel says 'older' authorisation of untreated wood flour and fibres not supported

Europe

Morocco proposes migration limits for food contact materials Locked

Africa & Middle East, Morocco

NGO Platform: EU fitness check on endocrine disruptors, another delay or potential game changer? Locked

Europe

ChemSec adds PFASs, nanomaterial to SIN List Locked

November update includes 60 hazardous chemicals

Europe

Washington expands scope of PFAS food packaging alternatives assessment Locked

North America, United States, US states

New research institute to study cancer and chemicals in Africa Locked

Endocrine-disruptors are 'big issue' on the continent

Africa & Middle East, South Africa

US FDA releases method for testing 16 PFASs in food Locked

Final results from three surveys also announced

North America, United States

UK government rejects Parliamentary recommendations on SVHCs and labelling Locked

Government responds to chemical safety proposals

Europe, UK

NGO presses UK for urgent action on PFAS in food packaging Locked

Recommendations dating back to 2009 still in place

Europe, UK