Micro and Nano Plastic Particles in Food – Human Health Risks

On December 20, 2019, the European Food Safety Authority issued a “Call for abstracts,” which are due by January 31, 2020, of presentations and posters to be presented during its next “Scientific Colloquium 25,” titled: “A coordinated approach to assess the human health risks of micro- and nanoplastics in food" – The Colloquium will be held June 8 and 9, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/events/event/call-abstracts-scientific-colloquium-25-coordinated-approach-assess and will address data gaps that need filling to allow proper human health risk assessment of micro and nano plastic particles in food – In 2016, EFSA identified the need to generate more data on their occurrence levels in food and on their potential effects on human health following exposure - Public concern about this topic is high. EFSA’s 2019 Eurobarometer on Food Safety in the EU found that microplastics in food was a topic of increasing concern among EU citizens - Summarized by Jack Cooper of the Animal Digestible Food Packaging Initiative www.adfpi.org – JLC@adfpi.org – Text to 301 384 8287 – #SingleUsePlastics #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #PlasticPackaging #MicroPlastic #NanoPlastic