16 Sep 2019

Indonesia expands scope of FCM regulations Locked

Recycled materials are included

Asia Pacific, Indonesia
12 Sep 2019

Leaked 'Yellowhammer’ Brexit paper warns of chemical supply failure Locked

No-deal risk for chemicals used in water, food supplies

Europe, UK
12 Sep 2019

EU Commission faces pressure to harmonise rules on FCMs Locked

Enforcement a key issue at final EU evaluation workshop

Europe
10 Sep 2019

California bill to amend toxics limits in recycled glass packaging Locked

North America, United States, US states
9 Sep 2019

Thailand concludes consultation on FCMs inclusion in Food Act Locked

Move would trigger need for overarching food contact standard

Asia Pacific, Thailand
9 Sep 2019

European water trade association calls for PFAS restriction Locked

EurEau backs mobility concept to protect drinking water

Europe
9 Sep 2019

Feature: Fluorotelomer data gaps create new PFAS regulatory challenge Locked

North America, United States
5 Sep 2019

India consults on draft printing ink standard for FCMs Locked

Move comes ahead of ban on solvents and plasticisers

Asia Pacific, India
4 Sep 2019

Denmark to ban all PFAS in paper and board food packaging Locked

Ban – expected in July 2020 – to apply until EU regulation enters into force

Denmark, Europe
22 Aug 2019

Chipotle defends biodegradable packaging amid PFAS findings Locked

Tests show bowls treated with ‘forever chemicals’

North America, United States
22 Aug 2019

Canadian retailers called on to ban bisphenol coated receipts Locked

Walmart and Costco among those targeted

Canada, North America
20 Aug 2019

Childhood obesity linked with exposure to BPA substitutes Locked

Correlation found for BPS and BPF but long-term studies needed

North America, United States
20 Aug 2019

Japan publishes draft positive list of synthetic resins in FCMs Locked

Adoption set for the end of the year

Asia Pacific, Japan
16 Aug 2019

Chemours asks US FDA to pull food contact approvals for PFASs Locked

FDA reviewing all authorised uses of chemicals in food applications

North America, United States
15 Aug 2019

European Commission amends FCM regulation Locked

Europe
14 Aug 2019

Philippines bans BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups Locked

Manufacturers given six-month grace period to recall products

Asia Pacific, Philippines
14 Aug 2019

China publishes first draft of e-cigarette standard Locked

Country looks to regulate device components and additives

Asia Pacific, China
14 Aug 2019

Expert Focus: As Japan notifies the WTO, the sun rises on a new Positive List for plastic food packaging Locked

Asia Pacific, Japan
8 Aug 2019

NGOs push FDA to pull approval of PFASs in food packaging Locked

North America, United States
7 Aug 2019

Mercosur regulation lists permitted additives in plastics for FCMs Locked

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay Uruguay must adopt into domestic law by January

Latin America & Caribbean, Mercosur
7 Aug 2019

Suspected CMRs found in Swiss paper drinking straws Locked

Europe, Switzerland
31 Jul 2019

Tests in Europe find printing ink chemicals in coloured paper FCMs Locked

Europe
31 Jul 2019

US trade body queries FDA approach to food handler antiseptics review Locked

'Unduly restrictive approach' in assessing biocidal active substance safety

North America
30 Jul 2019

Industry coalition files brief supporting US FDA Gras rule Locked

SFIC urges court to uphold voluntary food additive notification process

North America, United States
30 Jul 2019

US NGOs push McDonald’s to end use of vinyl gloves Locked

North America, United States
26 Jul 2019

Guest Column: Cepi calls on EU to prioritise paper and board regulation Locked

Europe
17 Jul 2019

PFASs 'poorly controlled' in Sri Lanka, Ipen finds Locked

Fire-fighting foams are the main concern

Asia Pacific, Sri Lanka
16 Jul 2019

MPs demand urgent UK action on toxic substances Locked

Parliamentary committee suggests recommendations for pending chemicals strategy

Europe, UK
11 Jul 2019

Echa recommends amending authorisation list for endocrine-disrupting phthalates Locked

Industry calls on Commission to reject recommendation

Europe
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