EU to launch tool for testing migration of packaging materials into food

PRW

Published: December 9, 2013 3:41 pm ET
Updated: December 9, 2013 3:43 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Europe, Packaging

The results of a four year European Commission project, which impact heavily on the food packaging industry, are to be unveiled at the Smithers Pira conference from Dec. 9-12 in London.

The 7th Framework European Union funded project Flavourings, Additives and food Contact materials Exposure Task, (FACET) has developed a mathematical modeling tool to estimate migration from packaging materials into foods under real conditions of use, with both deterministic and probabilistic outputs for exposure estimates.

It has also created a database of the chemicals that are likely to be contained in different packaging materials used across Europe.

Catherine Simoneau from the European Commission’s Joint Research Center will present an overview of what FACET has changed while other experts describe how the tool can be used to make exposure assessments.

The Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs conference will also include presentations from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, European Food Safety Authority, Official Food Control Authority of Zurich and the Dutch Institute for Public Health.


Comments

EU to launch tool for testing migration of packaging materials into food

PRW

Published: December 9, 2013 3:41 pm ET
Updated: December 9, 2013 3:43 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Kingspan adds more European production with Joris Ide acquisition

January 27, 2015 10:30 am ET

Kingspan Group plc has purchased insulated panels and building systems supplier Joris Ide Group for 315 million euros ($356 million).    More

Image

UK legislators reject fracking moratorium

January 26, 2015 12:19 pm ET

UPDATED: Environmental campaigners turned their anger on the United Kingdom's Labour party Monday after a vote to impose a moratorium on fracking...    More

Image

Major packaging merger includes plastics operations

January 26, 2015 12:24 pm ET

A merger of packaging companies MeadWestvaco Corp. and Rock-Tenn Inc. will create a new company with nearly $16 billion in annual sales.    More

Image

MonoSol optimistic it can reach new markets with water soluble films

January 26, 2015 4:46 pm ET

MonoSol LLC — riding a wave of growth spurred on by the rapid adoption of water soluble detergent packets in recent years — is looking to ...    More

Image

Oxo-biodegradable lobby slams 'scaremongering'

January 26, 2015 12:16 pm ET

Single-use plastic carrier bags made from biodegradable material should be exempted from the government’s proposed 5p-a-bag levy in England, sup...    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Automotive: Innovation & Emerging Trends

This special report newly released by PN and sponsored by The Conair Group examines current trends in the use of plastics in automotive, materials innovations and the changing landscape. It includes a review of legislative/regulatory activity impacting vehicle development and lightweighting, market opportunities & challenges for mold and toolmakers, innovative design strategies being implemented by major OEMs and suppliers, as well as a review of key indicators in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events