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EFSA's re-evaluation of BPA starts this year. Picture: iStock/splendens

MEPs back lower limits and not ban of BPA

By Joseph James Whitworth

A decision by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to lower and not ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging has been called ‘regrettable’ and a ‘missed opportunity’ by health groups.

EFSA will set up a working group in 2018 and start collecting papers and data. Picture: iStock/ziquiu

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EFSA prepares for BPA toxicity assessment

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has finalised the strategy for its next re-evaluation of the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA).

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FDA discontinues Food Advisory Committee

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has terminated work of a committee that advised it on topics including emerging food safety and other food-related health issues.

KW Plastics confirms its first LNO for HDPE. Picture: KW Plastics.

KW Plastics expands PCR to rigid packaging applications

By Jenny Eagle

KW Plastics is expanding the use of PCR (postconsumer resin) to many rigid packaging applications where FDA (Food and Drug Administration) food contact is required, following a new regulatory accomplishment.


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PFSE kicks-off campaign to educate consumers

By Staff Reporter

The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) and partners are supporting a campaign on the prevention role of consumers in the food safety chain.

©iStock/FamVeld. The move expands the ban from just polycarbonate infant feeding bottles

EU bans BPA in packaging for 0-3 year olds

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has tightened the rules around bisphenol A (BPA) by banning it in the manufacture of packaging for infants and young children 0-3 years.

FoodQualityNews’ 2017 state of the industry survey

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FoodQualityNews: An editor’s note

By Joseph James Whitworth

Want to read more about food fraud or blockchain? Have you been impacted more by competition or regulation in the last year? Now is the time to let us know.

WSDA detects Salmonella in raw milk; firm declines to recall

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Pride & Joy Dairy refuses WSDA raw milk recall request

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has warned consumers not to drink Pride & Joy Dairy raw milk due to Salmonella after the firm refused to recall it.