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Asia Pacific: FSANZ calls for comments on safe food packaging

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for submissions on a proposal investigating chemical migration from packaging into food and whether existing regulations are managing potential risks.

CEO Steve McCutcheon said the authority had assessed the risks of chemicals migrating from packaging to food and overall the results were reassuring.

“However, we have identified some potential issues and are now seeking comments on possible options to manage them,” he said.

“FSANZ is also undertaking further surveillance work to inform this proposal.”

FSANZ welcomes comments from all sectors of the community on the proposal by August 5, 2016.