Bisphenol A (BPA): The FDA’s Position

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical and is a component in polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Almost all inner plastic linings of food cans and beverage containers are manufactured using BPA. Usually, plastic bottles that contain BPA are clear and tough. Some studies have proven that the bisphenol A can migrate into the beverages [...]

Should Styrofoam products be banned?

Some information about polystyrene insulating-foam, food packaging to consider (“Baltimore council members to try again to ban Styrofoam products,” Sept. 11): Said food packaging is regulated by the FDA and said packaging must pass rigid testing before it is approved. Paper packaging, which also floats on water to include wraps and hardboard, contains more residual [...]

Meals headed for hurricane victims

VINTON – Hurricane victims in Texas and Florida benefit directly from the 30,240 meals packaged Sunday during Vinton Feeds The World. The fourth annual food packaging event organized locally by Marta Bauer of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church happened while Hurricane Irma was pounding southern Florida. Half of those 30,250 meals remain in Benton County with [...]

Food packaging regulations are insufficient for protecting public health

People are commonly exposed to unknown and untested chemicals from food packaging, according to a new article by the Food Packaging Forum, co-authored by a researcher at Brunel University London. Publishing in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, Dr Olwenn Martin and colleagues explain how food packaging and other materials contacting food and beverages (e.g. foils, [...]

Dubai Food Park, China firm sign Dh1.35B deal

Project will ultimately comprise six major components Dubai Food Park on Saturday said it signed a Dh1.35 billion investment agreement with Ningxia Forward Fund Management Company to build a China-UAE Food Industrial cluster in Dubai - a strategic agreement that will significantly consolidate China's stake in the burgeoning Middle East food industry and further expand [...]

Dubai Food Park inks Dh1.35b investment agreement

Dubai:Dubai Food Park (DFP), a largest specialised zone dedicated to serving the rapidly growing food sector, on Saturday signed an Dh1.35 billion investment agreement with Ningxia Forward Fund Management Company to build a world-class China-UAE Food Industrial cluster in Dubai. The agreement was signed by Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Wholesale City, and [...]