Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Integrated Research and Treatment Centre (IFB) at the University Hospital of Leipzig, Germany, claim plasticisers (phthalates) can cause weight gain.
A clear description of what NIAS (Non Intentionally Added Substances) are and how the risk assessment should be performed for the many different types of NIAS that exist is missing, according to ILSI Europe (International Life Sciences Institute).
No decision on whether to introduce legislation to combat the potential threat from mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) in food and packaging will be made before 2014, said the European Commission (EC) today.
India’s emerging and evolving food contact material (FCM) regulatory regime represents an important step forward for the nation as it emerges as a significant global exporter of food and packaging, said legal experts Keller and Heckman.
A large number of substances used in non-plastic food contact materials have never been evaluated, said a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) working group tasked with developing a regulatory framework on the issue.
New guidelines on how to submit applications for the safety assessment of active and intelligent substances in materials which come into contact with food have been released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
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.