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When We Change the Manufacturer of a Plastic Container, are New End Tests Required?

Regarding extractives compliance testing (end tests), when we change the manufacturer of a multilayer plastic container using the same materials...

Are There Regulations Concerning the Use of the Word "New" on Packaging in the UK?

I'm trying to establish if there's any legislation governing the use of the word "new" on the label of a product going into the U.K. I'm led to...

The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) published a draft scientific opinion on recent developments in the risk assessment of chemicals in food and their potential impact on the safety assessments for food-contact materials.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommended that the European Commission reconsider the specific migration limit (SML) for zinc based on consumer exposure from sources other than food-contact materials. This recommendation was made by the EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF Panel) as part of a scientific opinion on nano forms of zinc oxide for food-contact.

The Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach as currently applied is a "valid, science-based screening tool useful for the prioriti[z]ation of chemicals and for more general applications in chemical risk assessment," according to a recently published European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)/World Health Organization (WHO) draft report.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on June 2, 2014, an initiative designed to make it easier for web developers, researchers, and others to access public health datasets collected by the agency. The initiative, OpenFDA, utilizes a search-based Application Program Interface (API) to collect large amounts of existing publicly available data.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released a set of indicative timelines specifying when additional documentation requested by the Authority should be submitted for risk assessments of regulated products. EFSA does not have an overarching regulation that governs the risk-assessment process for all products, but has instead relied on sector-specific regulations which vary depending on the regulated entity.

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has published an updated technical guide on metals used in food-contact materials and articles. The guide, titled, Metals and alloys used in food contact materials and articles: A practical guide for manufacturers and regulators, was prepared by the EDQM Committee of Experts on Packaging Materials for Food and Pharmaceutical Products (P-SC-EMB).