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In kaart gebracht: de Wet Zorgplicht Kinderarbeid

Op 14 mei 2019 heeft de Eerste Kamer het initiatiefvoorstel Wet Zorgplicht Kinderarbeid van PvdA Tweede Kamerlid Attje Kuiken aangenomen. Met deze wet is de eerste Nederlandse wetgeving op het gebied van Business and Human Rights een feit. In dit blog bespreken we wat Business and Human Rights is en nemen we deze nieuwe wet […]

Risks from bio-based FCM need monitoring – UK research

Additional sources of migration possible from agri-food, processing Food contact materials made from animal or plant biomass can perform as well as plastic FCM, but there may be additional risks to consumers from chemicals and allergens migrating into food, according to a UK study. These include heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), natural toxins and […]

Food Contact Articles Containing Bamboo Come Under EU Market Surveillance Scrutiny

Composite materials containing bamboo powder and melamine are facing strong headwinds on the EU market. Several issues, including excessive migration of formaldehyde and melamine, misleading advertising and use of potentially non-authorized additives have caught the attention of market surveillance and consumer stakeholders. Recently, there has been increased activity from market surveillance authorities to check food […]

How little things turn big and deadly

Forty years ago, Ross Hume Hall, then a professor of biochemistry at McMaster University, and Donald Chant, a University of Toronto professor of zoology and one of the founders of Pollution Probe, co-authored an important report on ecotoxicity for the Canadian Environmental Advisory. Council “The whole environment, including humans, is being contaminated in a sea of […]

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