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
A new briefing by the civil society organisation Zero Waste Europe – ‘Marrying safety with sustainability in food packaging – Briefing for businesses’ – highlights that for food packaging to be sustainable, it must be safe, and that means making sure it’s free from harmful chemicals. The briefing states that while society is pushing for a … ZWE: Marrying Safety with Sustainability in Food Packaging – Briefing for Businesses
A new CHEM Trust report “Chemical cocktails – The neglected threat of toxic mixtures and how to fix it”, highlights the reality of our exposure to multiple chemicals, the threat it represents to our health and the wider environment and why we are not properly protected. Decades of research have demonstrated that combined exposure to several … CHEM Trust: Chemical Cocktails: The neglected threat of toxic mixtures and how to fix it
For the third time since 2015, foodwatch has commissioned laboratory tests to examine staple foods on mineral oil. The results show that everyday foods are still contaminated with harmful mineral oil hydrocarbons and in some cases even to a considerable high extent. Of the products tested this year and bought in France, Germany, the Netherlands, … foodwatch: Toxic Mineral Oil in Food
These guidelines aim to inform consumers about the correct use of food contact materials (FCMs) and the possible safety issues triggered by their misuse. Consumers use different types of packaging on a daily basis, without knowing the safest and better conditions of use, and which actions to avoid. Due to difficulties to track and monitor … SAFE: Food Contact Material Guidelines for Consumers
In our latest publication, Sustainable food contact materials in the European healthcare sector, we have gathered information on the health and environmental risks of commonly used FCMs, including plastics, paper, board, and bio-based materials. We also assess the regulatory shortcomings that enable these risks, and provide recommendations for healthcare food services and policy makers to reduce them.