June 17, 2016
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released safety assessments of two substances intended for use in food contact materials, specifically:
Poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R)-3-hydroxyhexanoate) – used to produce packaging for contact with fresh whole fruits and vegetables
Polyacrylic acid, sodium salt, cross-linked – used as a liquid absorber in the packaging of fresh or frozen foods, such as meat, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables
These safety assessments were published on May 13, 2016.