Brand and Retailer Initiatives Database

Brand & retailer Initiatives Database To help keep track of the global shift towards chemically safe and more resource-conscious food packaging, the Food Packaging Forum has developed a database of voluntary initiatives and commitments by food brands and retailers About the database In an effort to improve the chemical safety and resource efficiency of the food contact materials (FCMs) and articles (FCAs) they use, food brands and retailers from around the world have gone beyond legal requirements by launching hundreds […]

News

FCM chemicals within EU assessment programs

Wide range of hazardous chemicals being evaluated across EU programs for industrial chemicals are also potentially used in food contact materials (FCM); analysis by the Food Packaging Forum reviews recently added chemicals, urges prioritizing known hazardous chemicals in FCMs

Food Packaging & Health

Nanomaterials

The application of engineered nanomaterials in food contact materials is considered promising tool to improve functionality, but knowledge about exposure and toxicity remains limited. The Food Packaging Forum reviews applications, exposure, toxicity and regulation of nanomaterials.

Food Packaging & Health

Bioplastics

Types, applications, toxicity and regulation of bioplastics used in food contact materials

Glossary

ADI ADI refers to the “Acceptable Daily Intake” and describes the amount of a substance that any individual can safely consume over a life time without it posing an appreciable/inacceptable health risk. The concept is used for substances such as additives, pesticide residues or veterinary drugs. In the US, the FDA also uses the concept for food contact materials.   Benzophenone Benzophenone (CAS 119-61-9) is an organic compound which is used as a photoinitiator in printing inks applied to food […]

Glossary

ADI ADI refers to the “Acceptable Daily Intake” and describes the amount of a substance that any individual can safely consume over a life time without it posing an appreciable/inacceptable health risk. The concept is used for substances such as additives, pesticide residues or veterinary drugs. In the US, the FDA also uses the concept for food contact materials.   Benzophenone Benzophenone (CAS 119-61-9) is an organic compound which is used as a photoinitiator in printing inks applied to food […]

Food Packaging & Health

Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling processes, regulations, market data and safety issues addressed

Food Packaging & Health

Biocides

Definition, applications, regulation and health hazards of biocides used in/on food contact materials

News

Studies investigate impacts of EDC exposure during pregnancy

Five studies examine effects following exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during pregnancy; report association between bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and preterm birth and decreased gestational age, especially upon exposure in third trimester of pregnancy; find contradicting results on fetal growth impacts from BPA; intake of synthetic progesterone by pregnant women found to double cancer risk of their offspring; propylparaben exposure found to alter mammary gland structure in mice

Food Packaging & Health Food Packaging Materials

Printing inks

Printing inks in food contact materials