EFSA has published its guidance on how to assess the safety of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications. The guidance gives practical suggestions on the types of testing that are needed and the methods that can be applied.
Scientists of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) developed an analytical method for the quantification of fluorescent whitening agents which may migrate from plastic cups into beverages. This work supports the implementation of legislation on food packaging materials.
ACE, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, welcomes yesterday’s final adoption of the revised legislative package on waste by the Council of the EU. ACE members believe that the provisions included in the new legislation – in particular mandatory separate collection of all packaging which is a precondition to recycling – provide a strong foundation on which Member States can build to move towards a more circular economy.
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.