China publishes new drafts that will regulate printing inks and bamboo, wood and cork in food contact materials

On October 15, 2020, the Chinese National Food Safety Standards Review Committee published four standards related to food contact materials. These drafts will be open for public discussion until November 30, 2020. Below, we describe the most relevant details: Composite materials and articles: Applies to materials and articles with two or more layers. It is expected to replace…

Completion of the workshop on legislation applicable to food packaging and its implications for food safety

During the 29th of November and the 13th of December, the conference “Overview of the legislation applicable to food packaging and implications for food safety” that the Galicia Food Cluster (Clusaga) has organized in collaboration with Sigillum Knowledge Solutions took place. Both sessions have allowed attendees to know the EU, China and United States legislation…

Sigillum Knowledge Solutions and the Galician Food Cluster, CLUSAGA, organize a workshop on the regulatory framework for food packaging

Registrations in: https://www.clusteralimentariodegalicia.org/evento/jornadas-formativas-panorama-de-la-legislacion-aplicable-a-envases-alimentarios-e-implicaciones-en-seguridad-alimentaria,94654483 This is a training workshop articulated in two days that will be held on November 29 and December 13 at the headquarters of Sigillum Knowledge Solutions under the title “Overview of the legislation applicable to food packaging and implications in food safety”. These sessions will allow to know the EU legislation applicable…

Paper and cardboard food packaging: the risk of inks

Plastic containers are targeted by authorities and consumers for their impact on the environment, which has increased interest in paper and cardboard for use, among others, in food contact materials. However, this type of packaging can also pose a risk, as evidenced by a recent study by several European consumer organizations. In the study, carried…

The risk of mislabeling of consumer chemicals

Numerous products that we use in our daily lives such as cleaning products, detergents, candles, air fresheners, etc., contain chemical substances that may pose a health risk, so they are subject to a strict regulation that includes, among other issues, a correct labeling with the necessary information to protect consumers (eg information on the dangers…