30-07-12Authorities' life

ANSES identifies alternatives to bisphenol A (BPA)

Since the adoption of the bill to ban BPA in food containers as soon as 2014 (2013 for food packaging for infants), ANSES identified 73 possible alternatives to BPA. Among them, 21 were counted for polycarbonates and 18 for epoxy...


27-07-12Authorities' life

Scientific opinion of EFSA on the safety of 2-phenyl-3,3-bis (4-hydroxyphenyl) phthalimidine, used in food contact materials (FCM)

This substance (CAS N° 6607-41-6; FCM substance N° 872) is used as co-monomer in the formulation of polycarbonate (PC) to be used for single and repeated contact with all kinds of foodstuffs, without limitation of time and...



Ban of BPA in infant feeding bottles and sippy cups by FDA

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published in july 2012 an amendment banning the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in infant feeding bottles. This amendment relates to the prohibition of the use of polycarbonate (PC) for the...



Addition of new substances in the inventory list of Food and Drug Administration:

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adds new substances to its inventory list on  food contact materials. These substances are nine in number. They are referenced in the inventory list following these numbers: 1174, 1173,...


26-07-12Authorities' life

Scientific opinion of EFSA on the assessment of 1,3-bis (isocyanatomethyl) benzene, used in food contact materials (FCM)

According to the opinion of experts, the use of this substance (CAS No. 3634-83-1 and FCM substance No. 988) as a co-monomer in the production of coating of intermediate layer in a multilayer film present no safety problem if the...


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