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* Swiss authorities find incomplete Food Grade Declarations and documents: Plastic Manufacturers provides insufficient data.
Another Case of missing food grade declarations
DOCUMENTS
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* FRANCE DGCCRF RELEASES GUIDANCE ON BPA BAN AND FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS LEGISLATION
The French government has released two guidance documents on food-contact legislation.
LEGISLATION
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* 2014-Turkey updated Regulation on food contact materials
Amended version of its food contact regulation TÜRK GIDA KODEKSİ GIDA İLE TEMAS EDEN MADDE VE MALZEMELER YÖNETMELİĞİ - CLICK HERE FOR THE TEXT
LEGISLATION
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* The FACET Project
JRC Joint Reasearch Center, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP)

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TOOLS
* Rules for wood packaging material (WPM)
European Commission, Health and Consumers

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REGULATION
* France bans bisphenol A and other countries like Denmark and Sweden are considering
Foltran Luca , Il Fatto Alimentare, 15-10-2012

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BPA
* Too many pans and forks release hazardous metals. There is not an European law for the migration of chromium, nickel and manganese from stainless steel kitchen items
Foltran Luca, 19-06-2012

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NEWS
* 07.05.2012 REGULATION OF FOOD-CONTACT MATERIALS IN INDIA
Guidelines on Food Contact Materials in India

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REGULATION
* 27.01.2012 Guidance document on fat reduction factor, functional barrier concept, phthalates and primary aromatic amines
Guides on four aspects in the Regulation (EC) No 10/2011 on plastic food contact materials

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GUIDELINE

* 28.11.2011 EU Guidance to the Commission Regulation (EC) No 450/2009 of 29 May 2009 on active and intelligent materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
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GUIDELINE

* 26.10.2011 New analytical method for detecting the mineral oil contents in foodstuffs resulting from recycled cardboard
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METHOD

* 08.10.2011 BfR publishes a completely revised edition of the Almanac of EU food safety
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NEWS

* 22.09.2011 DRAFT AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 10/2011: LOWER LIMIT FOR SPECIFIC MIGRATION OF MELAMINE
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NEWS

* 22.08.2011 Review of food safety in the home
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FSA

* 01.08.2011 EU validates test methods for sports drinks contaminated with plasticiser
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METHODS

* 20.07.2011 Report of ESCO WG on non-plastic Food Contact Materials
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ESCO

* 12.07.2011 EFSA public consultation:
The Scientific Committee evaluates the Threshold of Toxicological Concern approach

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EFSA

* 23.06.2011 BfR - Charcoal grills should not be used indoors
Charcoal grills should not be used indoors points out risk of carbon monoxide poisonings when burning charcoal indoors

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NEWS

* EU guidelines on conditions and procedures for the import of polyamide and melamine kitchenware originating in or consigned from People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China - Guidelines under Regulation (EU) No 284/2011
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284/2011/EC

* JRC publishes technical guidelines for controls of polyamide and melamine kitchenware, starting from sampling
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284/2011/EC

* JRC Report on Bisphenol A and baby bottles: challenges and perspectives
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BPA

* EU Bisphenol A ban not based on science, COT
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BPA

* Cooking spoons and crockery made of melamine resin are not suited for microwaves and cooking - BfR
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MELAMINE

* China bans bisphenol A in baby bottles, vows death penalty for serious safety breaches
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BPA

* China announces BPA ban dates
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BPA

* Food Standard Agency Consultation - FSA ENGLAND
The Plastic Kitchenware (Conditions on Imports from China) (England) Regulations 2011 Thursday 28 April 2011
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PLASTIC