Tag Archives: FOOD PACKAGING

California Department of Toxic Substances Control Considering Prioritization of Ortho-phthalates, Bisphenol A, and Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Food Packaging

Last week, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) hosted a webinar where it presented initial findings from its evaluation of food packaging, conducted under its Safer Consumer Products Regulations.  During the webinar, DTSC noted that it is considering the prioritization of ortho-phthalates (OPs), bisphenol A (BPA), perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), and/or styrene in … Continue Reading

California Considers Regulating Food Packaging under Green Chemistry Initiative

As part of its Green Chemistry Initiative and the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) implementing regulations, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released its Draft Three Year Priority Product Work Plan (2018-2020).  The Plan indicates that it will “address exposures from harmful chemicals that migrate from consumer products into food.” DTSC identifies as “Candidate Chemicals” … Continue Reading

Incredible Edible Food Packaging

USDA researchers are developing edible food packaging made from milk proteins. Fomented by dual considerations of food safety and consumer tastes, the food packaging industry is continuously seeking to develop cutting-edge packaging materials designed to capture consumer attention and increase market share. The American Chemical Society reports that U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are developing edible, biodegradable packaging film derived from a milk protein … Continue Reading
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