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Back in July, worrying new research on hazardous chemicals in food packaging led to CHEM Trust writing a letter to the current EU Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg – more details in this blog post. We are particularly concerned about gaps in regulation for chemicals in non-plastic food contact materials (cardboard, ink, glue etc), and the fact that [...]

CHEM Trust, with over 20 other European civil society organisations, have today sent a letter to the President-Elect of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. In the letter we propose that the next Commission adopts a revised model of scientific advice, rather than the current single ‘Chief Scientific Officer’ approach. The link between science and policy – and [...]

CHEM Trust – along >15 other environment groups – have welcomed the European Chemical Agency’s video which encourages people to find out about the chemicals in products they buy. The video has been criticised by UK Chemical Business Association, but in our view it is a creative way of engaging people in this important issue. In [...]

The European Union (EU) and US are currently negotiating a new trade deal – the  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,  or TTIP for short. CHEM Trust – and many others – are worried that this deal could weaken controls on chemicals, particularly within Europe. We’ve got together with over 100 NGOs from Europe and the US [...]

New research published this week has revealed that hazardous chemicals – including endocrine disrupting chemicals – are used in packaging around food (food contact packaging). In the study – which has been reported by the Daily Mail and the Daily Express – the authors identified 175 potentially hazardous substances legally used in the production of food contact materials in Europe and [...]