European Food Safety Authority Evaluation of Aspartame

February 18th, 2013

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has scrutinized aspartame for its safety as use in food as an artificial sweetener, since its use was initially approved in the U.S. The sweetener is metabolised into aspartic acid, methanol and phenylalanine, constituents which have given basis... read more »

2012 Updates to ECHA Guidance

January 16th, 2013

In recent months ECHA has published online some significant and useful updated guidance to registrants. Particularly significant developments have affected the endpoint-specific guidance for physical chemistry (part R7a of the Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment; substantially revised layout and content); the... read more »

Obama’s second term and the chemical industry: regulation and opportunity

January 9th, 2013

A recent article in Chemistry World (December 2012) highlighted two contrasting responses to Barack Obama's continuing occupancy of the White House. Some in industry see him as supporting increasing regulation, thereby making trading conditions harder in the US. Others see increasing regulation as providing... read more »

Welcome to our new website

December 19th, 2012

Hello and welcome to PFA's updated website! We do not like to stand still on anything, including this site. We want to make it a place you will want to come back to. Over the last few years we have expanded from a small group of... read more »