Take action to call for strong laws on food contact materials
The European Commission has an important role in EU chemicals policy. It drafts most of the chemical regulations, although these regulations must be supported by EU governments and, in many cases, the European Parliament.
The Commission has recently committed to propose a revision of the laws for food packaging by 2022. The Commissioner in charge of Health and Food Safety is Stella Kyriakides. Please email her asking for new strong laws to prevent harmful chemicals being used in food contact materials.
An idea for an email is below. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides,
I am writing to ask you to bring forward new, strong regulation so that we are protected from harmful chemicals in food contact materials.
I have been shocked to learn that harmful chemicals, such as chemicals that disrupt our hormones are not automatically banned from materials that come into contact with our food. And that these chemicals can migrate into the food and drink that we then consume.
On a daily basis I am unwittingly exposing myself (and my family) to these chemicals. Although as an individual I can take some small actions to reduce my own exposure, I don’t have sufficient information to do this, and the best way to protect the health of people is through authorities taking responsibilities to prevent the use of these chemicals in the first place.
Please let me know what action you are taking to address my concerns.