Food Contact Materials

Omics approaches in food analysis was another session stream on the final day

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

RAFA: Chromatography is not ‘sexy’ and food contact migration

By Joseph James Whitworth

A call not to forget chromatography when it comes to analysis and work to analyse possible migration of substances in and out of food contact materials were the highlights of the final day of an international event.

Picture: UPM Raflatac

UPM Raflatac plants gain ISO 22000 certification

By Joseph James Whitworth

UPM Raflatac has been awarded ISO 22000:2005 food safety certification for factories in Finland (Tampere), the UK (Scarborough) and Poland (Wroclaw and Nowa Wies).

The Food safety conference takes place on October 15 in Warwickshire

Dangers posed by using the wrong food contact materials

By Rick Pendrous

Dangers lurk for companies that fail to understand their duty to provide safe products under the latest regulations covering materials, such as packaging, that are in contact with food and drink.

EFSA approves two susbtances as part of food contact materials

Food contact materials backed by EFSA

By Joseph James Whitworth

Two materials intended to come into contact with food have been given the green light by a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

EFSA's CEF panel on phenol TDI

EFSA lowers phenol TDI

By Joseph James Whitworth

The tolerable daily intake (TDI) for phenol has been cut to 0.5 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) body weight (bw) per day from 1.5mg/kg bw/day, according to a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific opinion.


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