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.
Emerging economies will drive food containers sales to $139bn by 2017, according to research firm Freedonia.
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.
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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched downloadable software to estimate EU consumers' exposure to certain substances.
While many questions remain about the Food Safety Modernization Act, one industry expert advised that the time to start putting plans in place is upon us.
Recycling post-consumer PET into food contact materials using EREMA’s technology through a number of processes has been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Available information on bisphenol A (BPA) is ‘insufficient’ to enable an assessment on the risks posed, according to the Member State Committee (MSC).
The global Polylactic Acid (PLA) market is expected to reach $5.2bn by 2020, according to Allied Market Research (AMR), but the material still faces stiff competition from other products on the market...
Flexible packaging might be gaining market share, but canned foods still figure into meal preparation at Thanksgiving and other holidays.
Despite frequent calls from government leaders, researchers and advocacy groups to ban bisphenol A, demand for the chemical (frequently found in food packaging) continues to rise.
The North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) has hit back at a paper on low dose effects of bisphenol A (BPA) which claimed current guidelines do not protect human health.
Current safety guidelines for bisphenol A (BPA) do not protect human health, according to scientists.
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Breast Cancer UK has called for the immediate ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food and drinks packaging as part of a manifesto launched at a parliamentary...