ChemSec - Stop migration of harmful chemicals into our food

Did you know that there are 1000s of chemicals in food packaging that can migrate into our food, and some of them are harmful? If the wider public knew how the EU legislation allows the hormone disrupting chemicals PFAS, bisphenols and many others in materials that are used for food, they would be shocked.

Now, for the first time in 40 years, the European Commission has decided to evaluate the legal framework that governs chemicals in materials in contact with food. A public consultation has been launched which allows all stakeholders and individuals to have their say about harmful chemicals migrating into our food.

A group of 9 NGO’s have analysed the gaps and flaws in the current legal system and we have developed 5 key principles which should govern the future legislation on food contact materials. Based on these principles and given the blatant shortcomings of the current EU legislation, we will be working for a new legislation based on these principles.


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