Food Contact Materials

©iStock/FamVeld. The move expands the ban from just polycarbonate infant feeding bottles

EU bans BPA in packaging for 0-3 year olds

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has tightened the rules around bisphenol A (BPA) by banning it in the manufacture of packaging for infants and young children 0-3 years.

The European Commission would need to draft regulations for any ban on BPA to happen

BPA ban move backed by MEPs

By Joseph James Whitworth

An EU-wide ban of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials (FCMs) has been backed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

EFSA safety evaluation ‘PET-M’ recycling process

EFSA evaluates the safety of ‘PET-M’ recycling process

By Jenny Eagle

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the recycling processes for plastic waste, according to Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with foods and amending Regulation (EC)...

Bisphenol A on UK agenda

Breast Cancer UK issues BPA ban rallying cry but FSA remains unmoved

By Joseph James Whitworth

Breast Cancer UK has claimed there is a “wealth of peer reviewed, scientific evidence that raises serious concerns” over the safety of exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) but the UK agency responsible has reaffirmed its stance that the chemical does not pose...

EFSA clears process to recycle post-consumer PET in food contact

EFSA backs PET recycling technology

By Joe Whitworth

EFSA has concluded a decontamination technology used to obtain recycled post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for use in food contact materials poses no safety concerns.

Industry backs bisphenol A safety in can linings

Industry backs bisphenol A safety in can linings

By Rory Harrington

The use of bisphenol A (BPA) in can linings is both safe and vital for food protection, a host of industry bodies and companies have said in rejecting the conclusions of a report calling for a ban on the chemical.

New Flexopack film launched

New Flexopack film launched

A range of multilayer barrier films that are claimed to provide the
stiffness, transparency and thermal resistance needed in lidding
and flow packs for fresh and processed meat, cheese and other
foodstuffs has been launched.


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