Food contact regulations continue to be complex and fast-moving. This new event from Chemical Watch brings together a team of outstanding speakers from Europe to offer the latest developments in EU legislation, plus international regulations. The two-day event – including presentations, roundtable discussions and Q&As – brings together over 25 experts in global food contact regulation. The conference offers guidance from experts including regulators, specialist consultants and industry representatives.
Tiny pieces of plastic, now ubiquitous in the marine environment, have long been a cause of concern for their ability to absorb toxic substances and potentially penetrate the food chain. Now scientists are beginning to understand the level of threat posed to life, by gauging the extent of marine accumulation and tracking the movement of these contaminants.
We don’t always think about where our food comes from, and if we do we rarely imagine the different steps taken to get to the end product, ready for consumption. Starting as fresh milk from a cow and finishing its journey in a supermarket or a local cheese shop, your cheese has gone through the whole food supply chain before being added to your favourite pasta dish.
Today the Commission is responding to the concerns expressed by citizens in a successful European Citizens’ Initiative, with a proposal to improve the transparency of scientific studies in the food safety area.
Packaging is essential to preserve the safety and quality of food for consumers all across Europe. Food Contact Materials (FCMs) help maintain food and drinks’ standards and safeguard public health.
A delegation of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will go to Florence from 04 to 6 April 2018. The visit will include in field-visits to companies (technological hub), meetings with small local producers, multinational brands businesses, local and national authorities, consumers associations and experts on the issue of the “quality of products”, exchange of views on the “made in” and market surveillance and a field-visit to the port of Livorno.
Today, a group of citizens concerned about the use of endocrine disruptors – chemical substances affecting human hormones – came to the European Parliament to engage in a discussion with scientific experts and politicians. The discussion highlighted the extent to which we are all exposed to endocrine disruptors on a daily basis through products such as food packaging, clothing, cosmetics, children’s toys and crops grown with certain pesticides.