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Commission consults on chemicals clamp-down in food packaging

An overflowing rubbish bin in Berlin, Germany, November 2020. The Commission is considering tightening rules on hazardous chemicals in food packaging. Photo: DAVID GANNON/AFP via Getty Images

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on how to cut the health and environmental impact of hazardous chemicals in materials intended to come into contact with food.

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