New website on toxic-free food packaging launched
This week, CHEM Trust and partners launched a brand-new website, ‘Toxic-Free Food Packaging’, all about harmful chemicals in food contact materials (FCMs) and the work we are doing to call for updated EU legislation.
Thousands of chemicals can be used in food packaging and other food contact materials (FCMs), such as frying pans, tupperware and materials used in the manufacture of food.
Many of these chemicals, such as phthalates, bisphenols and the ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS, have been linked to negative impacts on our health and can pollute our bodies and the environment. This means that we can be exposed to harmful chemicals in the food packaging and other food contact materials we use daily.
CHEM Trust is working with other civil society organisations to call for updated EU regulations on chemicals in food contact materials that properly protect people and the environment, and have created this website as a useful resource.
The website provides a hub for information and resources about harmful chemicals in food contact materials, as well as updates on the revision of EU FCM legislation and how citizens can take action to call for toxic-free food packaging.
The website also features a library of resources, including reports, infographics, factsheets and related news articles, and a helpful FAQ.