McDonald’s to phase out PFAS from food contact packaging by 2025

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on January 20, 2021
Markets USA, International Organization Chemical Watch Topic Food Contact Materials Major restaurant chain McDonald’s has committed to globally phasing out the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from its customer packaging ...

Tags: food safety, food contact materials (FCM), PFAS

Parasites in foods: An invisible threat

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on January 12, 2021
Markets International Organization FAO Topic Food Safety & Security Foodborne parasitic diseases are often neglected in food safety control systems even though they can cause severe human health problems, according to the Food and ...

Tags: food safety, parasites, trichinella, foodborne parasites

Fighting food waste: the smart label that monitors the shelf life of products

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on January 5, 2021
Markets International Organization SGS Digicomply editorial team Topic Labelling A team from the University of Pavia has developed a label that could be revolutionary. The Safer is an intelligent label capable of communicate instantly the ...

Tags: food labeling, labelling, shelf life

Plasticenta: First evidence of microplastics in human placenta

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on December 16, 2020
Markets Italy, International Organization Science Direct Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials Several microplastic fragments were first found in the human placenta. The study - conducted in Italy, funded by MIUR and published ...

Tags: plasticenta, polypropilene, Contaminants, residues and contact materials

Draft China standard on green factory assessment requirements for dairy industry

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on December 16, 2020
Markets China Organization Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Topic General law and Standards Food Safety and Security Methods and Manufacturing On December 10, 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of ...

Tags: china, green factory

Pesticides: EFSA to examine emergency use of neonicotinoids

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on December 16, 2020
Markets European Union Organization European Food Safety Authority Topic Food Safety and Security Contaminants, residues and contact materials EFSA is to assess a number of emergency authorisations granted by Member States for the use of ...

Tags: EFSA, pesticide reduction, neonicotinoids

The Status of Hemp Plant Extracts and Cannabinoids in the European Union

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on December 16, 2020
Markets European Union Organization USDA Topic Trade, market and official controls In January 2019, the European Commission decided to classify extracts of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa L. and derived products containing cannabinoids, ...

Tags: EFSA, cannabinoids, hemp

Risk Assessment of Food Contact Materials

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on December 1, 2020
Markets European Union Organization EFSA Publications Topic Food Safety and Security Contaminants, residues and contact materials Food contact materials (FCM) can contain chemicals that could migrate from the material itself to the ...

Tags: EFSA, Food Contaminants, risk assessment, food contact materials (FCM)

Russia extends counter-sanction measures until end of 2021

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on November 24, 2020
Markets Russian Federation Organization President of the Russian Federation Topic Trade, market and official controls On November 21, 2020 the President of the Russian Federation signed a decree No. 730 extending certain special economic ...

Tags: Sanctions, Russia

Soy intake and possiblie adverse health effects in Nordic children and pregnant women (unborn children)

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on November 24, 2020
Markets Denmark Organization Denmarks Tekniske Universitet Topic Food Safety and Security Additives, nutrition and organic foods This report describes a project funded by the Nordic Working Group for Diet, Food & Toxicology (NKMT) on ...

Tags: Soy, Pregnant women, unborn children

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