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.
The flexible packaging manufacturer has received the go-ahead from the American Institute of Baking for its products to be used in food-contact applications.
A process to recycle polypropylene (PP) has been judged not to pose concern by the scientific opinion of a panel from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Legislation to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from food and beverage containers could ‘push America backward in public health’, according to the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA).
Addivant’s WESTON 705 liquid antioxidant has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for food contact applications.
Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (ECDs) may be costing up to €31bn per year in the European Union (EU), according to the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).
Silicon dioxide, silanated, has been authorised for use as an additive in all types of plastics as part of a re-evaluation, according to a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel.
Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalate exposure among pregnant women is comparable to or lower than what was found in a Canadian national population-based survey.
Addivant, which makes polymer additive technologies, has announced its Weston 705 liquid antioxidant, the next generation of nonylphenol-free phosphite technology, has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration...
Sandridge Food has launched a line of fresh soups and salads, with layered ingredients showcased in clear, flexible pouches.
ULMA Packaging has entered into an agreement with Cranswick to launch its pork products in quad packs.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports 100% of canned food tested turned up safe for human consumption
The full risk assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) will be discussed by scientists with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Brussels today (April 23).
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).
With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges....
Emerging economies will drive food containers sales to $139bn by 2017, according to research firm Freedonia.