The chemical is used in certain packaging materials such as polycarbonate baby bottles and is also used in epoxy resins for internal protective linings for canned foods. Concerns have arisen over BPA since it has been found to migrate in small amounts into foods and beverages stored in containers and some studies indicated that high levels of the chemical could be carcinogenic.
Packaging material manufacturers must control and monitor their product to ensure there is no risk from extractable and leachable components, said Waters.
A safety evaluation application by Arkema for an additive in rigid PVC plastics has been backed by a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel.
Recycled fibres in paper packaging can contain mineral oil residues but coatings can protect foods from these substances, according to BASF.
Shimadzu said meeting customer demand for food safety and quality control depends on what they want to see or know from their samples.
Denmark’s National Food Institute (NFI) has said it considers it ‘unwise’ to replace bisphenol A (BPA) with any of five compounds it studied until more data is available.
The full risk assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) has been moved to the end of 2014, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Meredian, a privately held biopolymer manufacturer, has received a Food Substance Contact Notification approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A waste product from making paper could yield an alternative to bisphenol A (BPA) and be market ready in the next few years.
The use of cans in food packaging boosts fruit and vegetable intake, increases nutritional benefits, and makes edibles safer.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has backed a proposal to strengthen the existing harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of bisphenol A (BPA).
A UK scientific committee has backed the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) draft scientific opinion on bisphenol A (BPA).
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Food packaging innovation has delivered major breakthroughs in streamlining food processing and distribution, and providing consumer convenience and choice.
Data from the Food and Drug Administration adds weight to packaging industry claims of BPA’s fitness as a food-contact material.
Risk assessment of food packaging adhesives must be a balance between hazard and exposure, according to Henkel.
Suggested changes to FDA regulations on canned foods could throw processors for a loop; an expert on such draft guidances shares the ins and outs with FoodProductionDaily.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has temporarily lowered the tolerable daily intake (TDI) of bisphenol A (BPA) pending the outcome of US research.
Building on consumer feedback, Norwegian salami purveyor Grilstad has launched a reclosable package that protects both product and brand image.
Packaging producer Fort Dearborn is slated to attain BRC certification for all 12 of its label facilities this year.
The upcoming Packaging Conference 2014 will feature senior executives from top suppliers and consumer packaged goods firms.
The effect of bisphenol A (BPA) on brain function is the target of a project which has turned to a science-based funding platform to kick off the research.
Automation, sustainability, shelf-life extension, smart packaging and other technologies are some of the items FoodProductionDaily has planned for the year.
Private-label packaging, kids' products, odorous hot-sauce emissions—2013 was a fascinating year for anyone following the food industry. Here are some of the most interesting stories from the perspective of a...
The year 2013 was a great one for fascinating stories about food packaging, processing technologies and safety concerns. Here are the 10 FoodProductionDaily stories that most resonated with our readers.