Vegan 'dairy' products face EU ban from using milk cartons and yoghurt pots – and UK could be next

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on January 26, 2021
Markets European Union, United Kingdom Organization The Conversation US Topic Labelling General law and Standards Leading oat milk brand Oatly and the owner of Flora margarine are spearheading a campaign to overturn new proposed EU rules ...

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

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

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)

Frozen food package polluted by living coronavirus could cause infection, China's CDC says

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on October 23, 2020
Markets China Organization Reuters Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that contact with frozen food packaging contaminated by living new coronavirus could cause ...

Tags: covid-19, food contact materials (FCM), frozen foods

Good Production Guidelines for Commercial Sterile Foods that are Sterilized after Packaged

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on October 15, 2020
Markets Indonesia Organization Indonesia Drug and Food Control Agency (BPOM) Topic Food Safety and Security Regulation Number 25 of 2020 about Good Production Guidelines for Commercial Sterile Foods that are Sterilized after Packaged. ...

Tags: indonesia, food contact materials (FCM), sterile foods

Dry ice: carbon dioxide poisoning is possible

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on October 15, 2020
Markets Germany Organization Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials Poisoning by CO released from dry ice occurs in both the commercial and private sectors. Severe or fatal poisonings are ...

Tags: Food Contaminants, food contact materials (FCM), dry ice, carbon dioxide

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

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

UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE CONCERNS REGARDING BAMBOOWARE IN THE EU

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on September 7, 2020
Markets European Union (EU) Organization Digicomply Editorial Team Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials The experts concluded that ground bamboo, bamboo flour, and many similar substances including corn are not listed in ...

Tags: food contact materials (FCM), bamboo

Questions and answers about aluminium in food and consumer-related products

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on July 23, 2020
Markets Germany Organization Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials Cosmetics The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) published a study and FAQ sheet on the exposure of humans ...

Tags: aluminum, food contact materials (FCM)

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