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Is Fast Food Packaging Harmful? Chuck Schumer Wants FDA to Investigate
International Business Times - Aug 14, 2017
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer recently urged the Food and Drug Administration to launch an investigation into the possible use of chemicals in the packaging of fast foods, that can have a detrimental effect on people’s health.
Are There Toxic Chemicals in Your Fast Food?
DoctorOz.com - May 03, 2017
Dr. Oz and investigative reporter Elisabeth Leamy introduce the health concerns behind fast-food packaging and scientist Laurel Schaider discusses the results of a study on chemically-coated food containers and wrappers.
Cascades Sonoco Invests in Water-based Coating Line for Packaging
BakeryAndSnacks.com - Mar 03, 2017
Cascades Sonoco is investing $16m in its water-based coating technology to replace LDPE (low density polyethylene) coating.
Which Fast-food Wrappers May Have More Dangerous Chemicals Than Others?
DallasNews.com - Feb 20, 2017
The risky chemicals - such as PFAS and PFOAs - that keep cooking grease from leaking out of fast-food containers are widespread, according to a peer-reviewed study released Wednesday (Roland's direct food contact coatings have never contained those chemicals).
Researchers Find Chemicals in Fast Food Packaging Sometimes Leach into Food
Fox26News - Feb 02, 2017
The culprit? According to a recent report on U.S. fast food packaging, it's fluorinated compounds such as fluorine, also known as per- and polyflouoalkyl substances (PFASs) which have been linked to cancers, immunotoxicity, and developmental toxicity.
Rising Perchlorate in Food Likely Due to Packaging
FoodPackagingForum.org - Jan 26, 2017
In an article published last year by the FDA, Tom Neltner, chemical policy director at the non-governmental organization Environmental Defense Fund, discusses a recently revealed rise in perchlorate content in foods, which is also used in food packaging as an anti-static agent or as a sealant.
The Food Trends and Issues to Watch in 2017
FoodNavigator.com - Dec 28, 2016
What trends and topics will make their mark on the food industry in 2017? How will it affect your packaging? Get a glimpse of FoodNavigator.com's top trend predictions for the year ahead.
Barrier-coated Packaging Demand Rises in Candy and Bakery
ConfectioneryNews.com - Sep 30, 2016
Demand for packaging materials that provide greater protection to their contents such as confectionery and baked goods is growing, according to Smithers Pira. It predicts the global market for barrier coatings for plastic packaging will be $1.37bn in 2016 and will grow at an annual rate of 5.2% to 2021.
Bisphenol A-free Can Coatings in Limbo
FoodManufacture.co.uk - Aug 19, 2016
As pressure increases on the supply chain to can coatings free of bisphenol A (BPA), the first wave of BPA-NI (non-intent) alternatives, where the chemical is not intentionally added, is posing multiple challenges, coating suppliers have admitted, leaving industry impatient for the second wave to arrive.
Changes Afoot for Safety Assessments of Food Packaging
Packaging Digest - Jul 27, 2016
The EFSA has recommended changes to how the safety of food-contact materials, including packaging materials, is assessed. How will this affect your business?
FDA's Final Rule on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration
U.S. Food & Drug Administration - Jul 25, 2016
What kind of food-related businesses must comply, and which are exempt from this rule? What are the compliance dates? Read on for more.
Determining the Regulatory Status of Components of a Food Contact Material
U.S. Food & Drug Administration - Jun 22, 2016
Do you know what's in your food packaging? Here's a good intro to how to determine if your food packaging components are compliant with FDA regs.
Attention Pizza Lovers: Your Pizza Box Is Probably Toxic
The Huffington Post - May 06, 2016
If you missed the announcement earlier this year, the FDA is banning three "food contact substances" that repel grease and moisture in pizza boxes. The substances contain PFASs, which Roland & Associates coatings have NEVER used. Watch the video and learn more about these banned substances.
5 Exciting Emerging Sustainable Packaging Materials to Watch in 2016
Packaging Digest - Feb 24, 2016
#1 on the list is SUSTAINABLE AQUEOUS BARRIER COATINGS which improve any fiber product (by preventing moisture from penetrating the material and potentially contaminating foods) and present alternatives to laminated structures that, in contrast to those treated with new sustainable coatings, cannot be recycled.
German Researchers Claim Plasticizers Cause Weight Gain
BakeryAndSnacks.com - Jan 27, 2016
Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Integrated Research and Treatment Centre (IFB) at the University Hospital of Leipzig, Germany, claim plasticisers (phthalates) can cause weight gain.
FDA Prohibits 3 Food Contact Substances After Petition
FoodProductionDaily.com - Jan 06, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned three perfluoroalkyl ethyl containing food-contact substances (FCSs) that industry says are no longer manufactured anyway.