ChemSec: SIN List chemicals for Candidate List

International Chemical Secretariat responds to ECHA’s analysis of SIN List, deems current regulatory process too slow, demands adding all SIN List chemicals on SVHC Candidate List for authorization

PlasticsEurope vs. ECHA: Second case over BPA

Trade body PlasticsEurope again sues ECHA over BPA, opposing classification as endocrine disruptor on Candidate list; previous lawsuit concerning BPA’s Candidate List entry for reprotoxic properties still ongoing

Event: Different materials in the circular economy

European Glass Container Industry celebrates 40th anniversary and hosts event to discuss material-strategy of circular economy with experts, December 5, 2017 in Brussels

FDA guidance on forming GRAS panels

U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues draft guidance for industry with recommendations for choosing experts to make GRAS determinations; comments can be submitted until January 16, 2018/May 15, 2018

More retailers commit to safer chemicals

Non-profit organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families publishes second annual ranking of retailers’ safer chemicals programs; 10 out of 30 retailers take adequate action on toxic chemicals

Symposium on challenges in risk assessment

BfR, NIFDS, ANSES and DTU host joint international symposium on risk assessment and consumer health protection, November 30-December 1, 2017 in Berlin; registration open until November 24, 2017

Opinion: EU nano-observatory not ideal

European Trade Union Institute considers EU nanomaterial observatory insufficient monitoring tool, makes recommendations for improvement

Industry discontent with EU nano-definition

EU nanomaterial definition is too general and should not only focus on size, according to industry feedback; EU Commission to prepare draft changes and open new public consultation

BfR supports work on EDC guidance document

German Institute for Risk Assessment makes recommendations on methods to identify endocrine disruptors, supports EFSA and ECHA in developing guidance to implement EDC criteria

Update: FDA’s inaction on perchlorate

NGO highlights U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s failure to investigate sources of increased perchlorate levels in food; no response yet to NGO objection to continued use of perchlorate in food packaging