Food Contact Materials (FCM), from packaging to tableware, kitchen utensils and food processing requirements, contains thousands of chemicals. Those chemicals, many of which hazardous, can migrate to the food, ending up in our bodies. Consumers tend to assume that we are protected, notably though regulations, but are we really?
This webinar will dive into the chemicals found in food contact materials, what adverse effects they can have on human health, and how they also hinder recycling and the circular economy. The results of a recent project focusing on phthalates will be presented as a supporting example.
We will also look into the main limitations of the EU policy framework on FCM, before exploring solutions as well as opportunities rising to strengthen the rules in the context of the European Green Deal to both protect human health and guarantee a toxic-free circular economy.
Some of the key questions the webinar will explore:
- The migration of hazardous chemicals from packaging to the food and drinks, and eventually our bodies, with the specific example of phthalates testing
- The lack of traceability of, and transparency on, chemicals in FCM
- The EU policy framework for FCM, its insufficiencies and what is needed to strengthen it
- The FCM issue in the transition towards sustainable relocalised food systems and a toxic-free circular economy
Unfortunately, the webinar platform we use has a maximum capacity of 100 virtual seats. We are sorry but we won’t be able to host online everyone who has registered.
The attendance will therefore be done on a first-come, first-served basis, meaning that only the first 100 people to log-in will be able to attend the webinar.
If you don’t manage to log-in you can follow the webinar on our YouTube channel.
The recording and the speakers presentations will be available for free in the following days.