FCM


Study shows the lack of understanding of consumers on food contact materials

German consumer organisation Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (VZBV) conducted a study on German consumers’ perception and knowledge of food packaging and food contact materials. This market research highlights the fact that consumers are confused about food packaging safety. While packaging is considered important by most consumers, 6 out of 10 of respondents said they considered themselves not […]


Microplastic pollution: recent study shows the presence of microplastics in human blood

A pioneering study trying to detect the presence of microplastic pollution in human blood was published this week, showing alarming results. Microplastics were found in the blood of almost 80% of the people tested. Although the impact on our health is still unknown, the research demonstrated that these particles could travel in the body and possibly lodge […]


EFSA draft opinion suggests lowering the tolerable Bisphenol A daily intake

In an opinion published in December 2021, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has re-assessed the risks of bisphenol A (BPA) in food, suggesting to drastically lower the tolerable daily intake (TDI) compared to its previous assessment in 2015. EFSA is now recommending that the TDI be changed from 4 micrograms per kilogram of body […]


SAFE publishes guidelines for consumers on Food Contact Materials

Researches show the existence of health risks linked to the use of Food Contact Materials (FCMs). New guidelines published by SAFE encompass conclusions from these studies and show the possible safety issues triggered by their misuse. Read our guidelines here: https://bit.ly/3jjFqtW These guidelines have been co-funded by the LIFE programme. Contents and opinions expressed on […]


Call for new EU legislation on Food Contact Materials to be based on five key principles

SAFE and 24 NGOs welcome the European Commission’s initiative to evaluate the EU’s food contact material (FCM) legislation in a joint letter. The evaluation, including the further aim of the Commission to consider what possible steps need to be taken in the future, provides a good opportunity to look forward and discuss how these ineffective […]


Recycled plastics: ‘There will always be a risk’

Until now, companies have stayed away from using recycled plastics in food packaging because of safety concerns. But times are chaning and they seem ready to reconsider their stance ahead of an EU decision to authorise more than 100 “safe” recycling processes for food contact applications. Floriana Cimmarusti, Secretary General of SAFE, told Euractiv about the […]