11 Jul 2019

Echa recommends amending authorisation list for endocrine-disrupting phthalates Locked

Industry calls on Commission to reject recommendation

5 Jul 2019

India’s food safety body to head expert committee on plastics in FCMs Locked

No standards in place addressing specific chemicals

Asia Pacific, India
26 Jun 2019

Melamine 'possibly carcinogenic' to humans, says Iarc Locked

Carcinogenic in lab animals but inadequate evidence in humans

24 Jun 2019

Chinese researchers call for dietary PFAS monitoring in industrial regions Locked

Data on PFAS contaminantion lacking across Asia

Asia Pacific, China
21 Jun 2019

Expert Focus: Regulation of FCMs in Latin America, Part II Locked

Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico, Panama
20 Jun 2019

EU paper trade body appoints new head Locked

20 Jun 2019

US FDA contests Gras rule should be upheld Locked

Food contact approvals approach is reasonable, agency says

North America, United States
19 Jun 2019

Consultation open on EU Commission's EDC roadmap Locked

18 Jun 2019

Maine bill on PFASs, phthalates in food packaging becomes law Locked

Advocates say 'broken' federal system means state-level action needed

North America, United States, US states
13 Jun 2019

Efsa opts not to change TTC guidance for EDCs Locked

Updated guidance following public consultation

6 Jun 2019

Maine votes to act on PFASs, phthalates in food packaging Locked

Bill would also give state disclosure, phase-out authority over other 'priority chemicals'

North America, United States, US states
5 Jun 2019

China puts draft FCM adhesives standard out for comment Locked

Comment period open until 20 July

Asia Pacific, China
30 May 2019

EU consults on metal limits in ceramic, glass table and kitchenware Locked

29 May 2019

Efsa launches procurement process for BPA literature review Locked

Information needs to be extracted in narrative and tabular form

28 May 2019

Efsa publishes Opinion on phosphorous acid in FCMs Locked

28 May 2019

EU seeks to establish prevalence of chemicals in FCMs Locked

Competent authorities should provide data from past five years

21 May 2019

Bill to ban PFASs from food packaging introduced in Congress Locked

North America, United States
21 May 2019

‘Likely presence’ of PFASs found in Albertsons products Locked

Chemical group not regulated in US but EPA taking steps

North America, United States
16 May 2019

Review urged on presence of SVHCs in EU FCMs Locked

Greater harmonisation needed, consultation feedback says

14 May 2019

Commission to amend plastic food contact materials regulation Locked

13 May 2019

Expert Focus: Regulation of FCMs in Latin America Locked

Latin America & Caribbean
9 May 2019

US FDA issues guidance on notifying infant formula FCMs Locked

North America, United States
3 May 2019

Colombia closes consultation on food contact provisions Locked

Colombia, Latin America & Caribbean
2 May 2019

UK agency head grilled on hazardous chemicals controls in FCMs Locked

Government inquiry explores post-Brexit implications

Europe, UK
1 May 2019

South Korea to assess risk of 60 hazardous substances Locked

Scope includes products in contact with human body

Asia Pacific, South Korea
25 Apr 2019

US FDA refuses consumer advocates’ request for perchlorate hearing Locked

NGOs will explore legal options to dispute the decision

North America, United States
25 Apr 2019

Consumer advocates ask court to vacate US FDA Gras rule Locked

Motion for summary judgement argues food contact approvals approach 'unlawful'

North America, United States
23 Apr 2019

Experts call for 'identical' EDC management for all sectors Locked

French report commissioned by European Parliament

11 Apr 2019

‘Free from’ claims in cosmetics face possible EU restrictions Locked

Member states can choose whether to implement new rules from July

11 Apr 2019

Paper, board sectors release amended FCM guidelines Locked

Lack of a EU-wide measure for the materials has created disadvantage in the market