ECHA approves five uses for biocides

Biocidal Products Committee of ECHA adopts 10 opinions on applications for approval of 3 biocides; PHMB may be approved for food and feed

New antimicrobial plastic films

Researchers develop plastic films with antibiofilm activity by incorporating N-halamines into the polymer matrix; potential applications in food production and processing

Surfactants linked to birth defects

New U.S. scientific study associates exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds with transgenerational birth defects in rodents

EDC criteria for biocides progressing

EU Member States hold final discussion on criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of biocidal products; Commission to adopt proposed criteria soon

Webinar on EU EDC criteria

Chemical Watch holds webinar on EU Commission’s criteria to identify endocrine disruptors under pesticides, biocides and REACH regulation on July 27, 2017

Webcasts: Six classes of hazardous chemicals

Green Science Policy Institute holds 3 webcasts about six classes of chemicals of concern in everyday products on June 22, June 29, July 6, 2017; registration now open

Member States continue discussion on EDC criteria

DG SANTE publishes latest meeting minutes on revised EDC criteria; no agreement yet among Member States

Temporary approach for migration of biocides

EU competent authorities for biocides decide on interim approach to set residue and migration limits for active substances in food-related products and food contact materials

Overlap of EU regulations on FCMs and biocides

Approval of biocidal active substances in food contact applications discussed, legal uncertainties highlighted by experts

EC: Upcoming discussions on EDC criteria

Pesticides and Biocides Committees of the European Commission are to discuss the EDC criteria proposal this week