Risk assessment of nanomaterials

The European Commission (EC) recommended a case-by-case approach to risk assessment of nanomaterials according to a report on the second review of the regulation on  nanomaterials, published on october 3, 2012. Indeed, the...



Review and updates of Indian Standards on food contact materials

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has amended two standards for polyethylene and polypropylene (Amendment N° 1 to IS 10141/2001 and N° 1 to IS 10909/2001 respectively) and launched a draft amendment to the standard for...


01-10-12Authorities' life

More strict classification of bisphenol A as toxic for reproduction

In the continuation of the work done by ANSES on the BPA in september 2011 and in view of the adverse effects considered as proven on the reproductive system, the agency has filed with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) a...


27-08-12Authorities' life

The first opinion of EFSA on the safety assessment of recycling process of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

EFSA has adopted three scientific opinions after a safety assessment of recycling process of PET for use in food contact materials. It is estimated that the processes do not pose a safety problem if the conditions of...



Revision of the Chinese standard GB 9685 for food packaging

The Chinese Ministry of Health has announced its desire to revise the list of authorized additives in food packaging according to standard GB 9685-2008 (Hygienic standards for uses of additives in food containers and packaging...


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