Start of ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on October 1, 2020
Markets United Kingdom Organization European Food Safety Authority Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials The ban on supplying plastic straws and stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds has come into force in England today ...

Tags: united kingdom, food contact materials (FCM), plastic-straw

1 October - The International Coffee day

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on October 1, 2020
Markets European Union Organization European Food Safety Authority Topic Trade, market and official controls In the International day of Coffee, we have picked the most relevant facts about caffeine based on recent EFSA publications. ...

Tags: EFSA, caffeine, coffee

Official Mexican Standard - Prepackaged Tuna and bonito

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on September 25, 2020
Markets Mexico Organization Diario Oficial de la Federación (DOF) Topic General law and Standards Animals & Animal Feed Official Mexican Standard NOM-235-SE-2020, Prepackaged Tuna and bonito - Denomination - Specifications - Commercial ...

Tags: animal food, general law and standards

Ceramic tableware: BfR recommends lower release levels for lead and cadmium

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on September 23, 2020
Markets Germany Organization Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials Current data from the monitoring authorities on the release of lead, cadmium and cobalt from ceramic plates show that high ...

Tags: maximum residue limits (mrls), cadmium, lead

PFAS in food: EFSA assesses risks and sets tolerable intake

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on September 22, 2020
Markets European Union Organization EFSA Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials EFSA has set a new safety threshold for the main perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, that accumulate in the body. The threshold – a group tolerable ...

Tags: EFSA, maximum residue limits (mrls), perfluoroalkyl, PFAS

Four pet food trends post-COVID: type, retail, package, value

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on September 16, 2020
Markets United States of America Organization Petfoodindustry.com Topic Animals & Animal Feed The COVID-19 pandemic forced changes on pet owners, compounding some ongoing trends like acceptance of e-commerce, "humanization" of pet food, ...

Tags: animal food, pet-food

Chlorothalonil in drinking water: Switzerland ban the pesticide and applies residue limits in public waters

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on September 16, 2020
Markets Switzerland Organization Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials From 1 January 2020 it has been prohibited to sell products containing the fungicide chlorothalonil. This was the ...

Tags: maximum residue limits (mrls), beverages, chlorothalonil

EAEU: Labeling of dairy products with means of identification

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on September 15, 2020
Markets Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Russian Federation, Eurasian Economic Union Organization Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Topic Labelling The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has reached an agreement in ...

Tags: labelling, dairy

Gulf states draft standard for polyethylene bags

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on September 11, 2020
Markets Gulf Cooperation Council Organization The Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials The Gulf standard is concerned with polyethylene bags to be used for food packaging applications, ...

Tags: food contact materials (FCM), polyethylene, polyethylene-bags

US EPA announced the receipt of a pesticide petition

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on September 11, 2020
Markets United States of America Organization U.S. Federal Register Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials This document announces the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition ...

Tags: pesticide reduction, sustainable use of pesticides

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