The European Commission has fined eight manufacturers and two distributors of retail food packaging trays €115 million, roughly US $129 million, for participating in at least one of five separate cartels, the European Union announced Tuesday.
Honeywell Resins and Chemicals announced Tuesday it has begun construction on its new nylon resins production line at its Chesterfield, VA facility. When completed, the line will become the first and only North American supplier of both resins, the company says.
Three members of Congress, US Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), US Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) and US Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), are calling for a ban of Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxic chemicals that can be found in food packaging.
A total of 175 common chemicals used in food production and storage were found to match those on a list of toxic chemicals, according to a new study from the Food Packaging Forum Foundation in Switzerland.