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July 15, 2019
This is the second article in a two-part series on the regulation of food-contact materials (FCMs) in Latin America. Part 1 provided an overview of the regulations in Mercado Común Del Sur ( Mercosur ) and Comunidad Andina (CAN), the first and second-largest trade blocs in South America. Part II...
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Friday, July 12, 2019
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The Regulation on the transparency and sustainability of European Union (EU) risk assessment in the food chain has been adopted by the European Parliament and the Council and is awaiting publication in the Official Journal of the European Union ( OJEU ). The intent of the new Regulation is to...
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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Since the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act (CNPPA) became law in 2016 , liquid nicotine in containers (such as e-liquid bottles) have been required to utilize child-resistant packaging pursuant regulations promulgated under the the Poison Packaging Prevention Act (PPPA). The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) guidance on these requirements for...
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Monday, July 1, 2019
As of today, July 1, 2019, food business operators must comply with India’s Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulations, 2018, which came into force on December 24, 2018 with their publication in the Gazette of India . The regulations include general and specific requirements for food packaging materials used in...
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Monday, July 1, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently added 20 new substances to its Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substances (FCS) Notifications . The newly listed substances and the manufacturers are listed below. FCN No. Food Contact Substance Manufacturer/Supplier Effective Date 1976 Copolymers of acrylamide, 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate, itaconic acid, benzyl[2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl](dimethyl)ammonium...
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
End Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Brussels, Belgium
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Monday, June 24, 2019
The Single-Use Plastics Directive — Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment—was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (click here to view). It will impact plastic...
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Monday, June 24, 2019
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published Guidance on the use of the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach in food safety assessment . This approach can be used when there is limited chemical-specific toxicity data available but where the chemical structure of the substance is known and where...
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Friday, June 21, 2019
On June 13, Maine’s governor signed L.D. 1433 (H.P. 1043) into law. The law amends the state’s toxic chemicals in packaging law to prohibit the intentional use of phthalates in food packaging, effective January 1, 2022. The new law also authorizes the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to issue a...
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