Safety assessment of titanium dioxide for food contact materials
On 26th June 2019, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the scientific opinion: “Safety assessment of the substance, titanium dioxide surface treated with fluoride‐modified alumina, for use in food contact materials”.
Upcoming workshop on Evaluation of Food Contact Materials Legislation
On 9th September 2019, the European Commission will hold the “Stakeholder Workshop on the Evaluation of Food Contact Material Legislation – Discussion of Preliminary Findings” in Brussels.
Are Bamboo-melamine articles sustainable, recyclable and natural?
On 27th June 2019, the European Commission’s Expert Working Group on Food Contact Materials published a report regarding plastic food contact materials and articles containing ground bamboo or other similar constituents.
More Transparency in the Risk Assessments in the Food Chain
On 13th June 2019, the European Commission published a fact sheet regarding new legislation on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain which was adopted by the European Parliament.
Public consultation: “Threshold of regulation for substances used in food-contact articles”
On 21st June 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration opened a public consultation on the approval request of “Threshold of Regulation for Substances Used in Food-Contact Articles” (21 CFR 170.39).
New substances added to FDA inventory of Effective Food Contact Substances
The following substances have been recently added to the Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substances (FCS) Notifications of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Action plan to reduce plastic pollution
On 10th June 2019, the Government of Canada published news about the development of an action plan to implement the Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste.
The new Food Safety and Standards Regulation has already entered into force
As already announced in our Eurofins News Flash February 2019 edition, in January 2019, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the new Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018.
Summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization.