A new report from Zero Waste Europe focuses on safe recycled content in food packaging. When it comes to Food Contact Materials (FCMs), the use of recycled content potentially creates new pathways through which humans can be exposed to hazardous chemicals in contaminated recycled material flows. Today, recycling technologies have not proved to be able to … ZWE: Ensuring safe recycled content in food packaging: ambition vs reality
A joint study by 10 members of BEUC (The European Consumer Organisation) suggests that silicone cookware may be contaminating our baking with unwanted chemicals. Silicone is a popular material for baking due to its non-stick properties and ability to withstand high temperatures. Forty-four different silicone moulds from across the EU were tested. 23% of products … BEUC: Silicone bakeware can add unwanted substances to cookies and cakes, consumer groups find
Check out the new factsheets from CHEM Trust on harmful chemicals in food contact materials (FCMs). The factsheets focus on 5 countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) and feature information on studies that have found harmful chemicals in food packaging, biomonitoring studies, public perceptions and actions taken.