Food Contact Materials

From plastic, to cellulose film and active and intelligent packaging: Food makers require DoC to show compliance Pic: GettyImages-RkaKoka


Food contact materials: What are your legal responsibilities?

By Hazel O’Keeffe, partner at Keller and Heckman

Food businesses must comply with various European and national legislation governing packaging and other food contact materials. Hazel O’Keeffe, partner at Keller and Heckman, provides a rundown of the rules on the EU food-contact Declaration of Compliance...

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).

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.

Meta-study debunks BPA fears

Meta-study debunks BPA fears

By Rod Addy

A new meta-study on Bisphenol A (BPA) aims to debunk health fears surrounding the food contact material, claiming risks associated with it are too low to present realistic concerns.

Tender call by EFSA related to CEF panel

EFSA issues call for tender to aid CEF panel

By Joe Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a call to tender to secure contractors for technical summary documents needed for its CEF panel to evaluate the risks of migration of substances into food from food contact materials.

France unmoved by EFSA safety stance over bisphenol A

France unmoved by EFSA safety stance over bisphenol A

By Rory Harrington

French concerns over bisphenol A (BPA) have not been dispelled in the wake of the opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that the chemical poses no health risk through dietary exposure, said France’s food safety agency.


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